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

Students with CFK masks return to school in Kibera
Reflecting on School Reopening in Kenya
After a 10-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Kenya re-opened for all students on January 4, 2021. CFK is working with teachers and students to ensure they have the tools and knowledge needed to return to school safely.
Championing Child Development through Nutrition and Play
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Frankline Mwenda and his nutrition team have successfully cured and discharged 45 previously malnourished children during the pandemic. Now, they're continuing to respond to increased needs and expanding their impact in Kibera.
CFK Angaza Scholarship recipient Nancy Muga in Kibera
Securing More than a Scholarship
With her parents unable to financially support two children through secondary school, Nancy Muga had two options: wait for her brother to graduate or secure a scholarship for herself.