About CFK

Co-founded by Rye Barcott (a UNC student), Salim Mohamed (a Kenyan community organizer), and Tabitha Festo (a Kiberan nurse) in 2011, Carolina for Kibera (CFK) exists to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change, and alleviate poverty in the informal settlement of Kibera, located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Built on a model of participatory development, CFK operates five facilities: Tabitha Medical Clinic, Tabitha Maternity Centre, Lishe Bora Mtaani Nutrition Centre, Young Health and Wellness Centre, and Binti Pamoja Centre. The organization’s programs range from primary healthcare services to education and livelihood initiatives to youth and girls’ empowerment projects. CFK has also developed an ethical research platform through long-standing relationships with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about our research and programs? Want to schedule an interview with a member of our staff? We would love to speak with you! Contact our Communications Manager, Hannah Bain, at media@carolinaforkibera.org  or 704.783.8368 today. Please include your deadline and contact information in any email.

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