Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – COVID 19 Response

Early last week, CFK’s Clinic Staff and Community Health Volunteers received training from the CDC (pictured here). They are putting that training to work debunking myths and promoting positive hygiene education throughout the community. Staff are installing handwashing stations throughout Kibera and are now expanding to individual households.

As with many regions globally, Kenya faces a severe shortage of medical protective gear for frontline responders. We were fortunate to have Susan Tilson, a good Samaritan and social entrepreneur based in Nairobi, offer her services to locally manufacture high-quality, reusable face masks. This weekend, CFK received our first shipment of 800 masks with another 200 on the way. Susan made a lovely video that shows the process.

 

Donate now to support CFK’s frontline health care staff working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Kibera. Your donation will directly support personal protective equipment, hand washing stations, soap and food and supply deliveries to our most vulnerable beneficiaries.

Stories of Progress

CFK ICT Centre Kibera
From Class to Coding: Angaza Alumnus Andrew Otieno Odongo
After completing information and communications technology courses through CFK's entrepreneurship and economic development program, Andrew Otieno Odongo studied coding at the Moringa school and now works at a health-tech startup.
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CFK WASH activities in Kibera
Making Handwashing More Accessible for All
With the emergence of COVID-19, CFK increased its WASH activities by making soap and installing additional handwashing facilities throughout the community and at individual household levels.   
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Girl walking on train tracks Kibera
Expanding Impact While Staying True to the Mission
Board Treasurer, Francis Kibet, discusses how CFK furthered its mission while expanding its impact during 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. He believes that CFK's model and programs will only continue to grow.
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