Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Run by Kenyans and advised by American and Kenyan volunteers, CFK's mission is to promote youth leadership and ethnic cooperation in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya through sports, young women's empowerment, and community development. Additionally, CFK works to improve basic healthcare, sanitation, and education in Kibera.
Oct 26, 2012

Jumprope Team Gives Stunning Performance at a Bus

The school holidays are characterized with a bustle of activity and this one was no different. The children played carelessly and ran about chasing each other like the wind, portraying a sense of idleness.

Unknown unto the public, the ‘Paka Skippers’, the CFK jump rope team, arrived at the open-air bus stage and staged a stunning performance. The event captured the interest of the children and youth, who gazed in total amazement.

The jump rope skippers have continued to use the sport as a tool for behavior change and talent nurturing and following their performance, numerous other youth sought to join the team. Your kind support has so far assisted the Paka Skippers procure uniform and shoes and we seek further support in growing the number of skippers.

Aug 15, 2012

Maternity Call

Operated by Carolina for Kibera, the Tabitha Medical Clinic situated in heart of the Kibera slums has serves the local residents with passion and dignity as it is mandated to deliver its services.

“In the past three months at Tabitha Clinic we have reached a total of 9,276 clients in the community and offered them the medical care they deserve,” said Clinic Manager Mark Muasa.

Mr. Muasa also added that the clinic recently handled a delivery case. Though deliveries are not a core business of the facility, they could not avoid helping when they realized that a patient seeking treatment was in a labor.

Mr. Muasa shared that if Tabitha Medical Clinic could run a maternity unit to serve women in labor who do not have financial means to go to local hospitals outside Kibera, “that could be a good move for us.” For now, the clinic continues its daily activities, serving hundreds of patients each month and responding to patient needs, even unpredictable ones.

Jun 26, 2012

Jumping into Local Fame

Carolina for Kibera’s jump rope team, the ‘Paka Skippers’, recently gave a dramatic and eye-catching performance at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, courtesy of Kiwi Shoe Polish and Resolution Health. The little known sport, jump rope, typically evokes laughter from those who are unfamiliar with it, but after the recent performance of the Paka Skippers, there was no laughter to be heard, the crowd just stared in amazement. Through jump rope, the Paka Skippers’ reputation is growing locally and there is growing interest in having the team perform at functions. All of the skippers are from the Kibera slum and through the support of Carolina for Kibera are able to practice their routines and further develop the sport locally.  

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