Pathway to Progress

Our Approach

 

We recognize that one solution does not fit all – and everyone’s brighter future looks a little different. Through honoring our history in Kibera and implementing holistic and coordinated programs, we work to strengthen personal connections within our community, leading to brighter social and economic futures.

Local Roots

Honoring our history. Staying locally led and operated.

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Holistic Programming

Intentional programs designed for the whole person.

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Personal Connections

Every story is different, so is every path.

Collaborative Partnerships

Tracking progress. Collaborative solutions.

Local Roots

We are an organization headquartered in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya and lead by local Kenyan staff. We have an additional office in the United States focused on engaging the movement of global supporters who are passionate about investing in the impact in Kibera.

Holistic Programming

Our holistic approach focuses on walking alongside people in all stages of life offering the best quality primary healthcare services and coordinated educational programs. Each program was developed in close partnership with the community to accurately assess the needs and then partner closely with the community to develop the programs. We partner with our beneficiaries to help them realize their dreams of brighter social and economic futures for themselves and their families.

Nurturing Personal Connections

The approach to our programming is not only holistic but it is personal and relational. A brighter future for each community member we work with looks different and it’s our goal to help them make positive change that leads to brighter futures. For some a brighter future may be graduating high school and pursuing a college degree and for others it is gaining vocational skills training to hold down a full time job. We are deeply committed to being an active community member and being the best we can be. This means our staff in Kibera are focused on tracking progress and gaining vital feedback to continually improve upon our programs in order to provide the highest quality services possible.

Collaborative Partnerships

We have a commitment to working collaboratively with other like-minded organizations to achieve maximum shared impact. We firmly believe in partnering together to leverage resources and not duplicate efforts. For example, from our foundations, we’ve enjoyed a deep and long-standing affiliation with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Connections from our founding years have led to continued engagements around research and valuable contributions from faculty, students, and alumni. In Kibera, we’ve had a long-standing relationship with the US Centers for Disease Control at Tabitha Medical Clinic where tremendous research has been conducted to inform informal settlements globally.