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.
Nov 14, 2012

Clinic Scales Nutrition Initiative to Meet Need in Kibera

Founded with a mere $26, the Tabitha Medical Clinic has now scaled its nutrition program. Close to 30% of Kiberan children aged 0-5 years remain vulnerable and are at risk for malnutrition. The nutrition program was started with the interest of sustaining and contributing to Kenya’s Millennium Development Goals by helping to reduce the high mortality rate. Through Carolina for Kibera (CFK), the clinic will now engage the community to support close to 100 children under the age of five, who are either moderately or severely malnourished.

There are few clinics that offer nutrition services in Kibera, despite the growing number of deaths and cases of malnutrition. CFK, through the Tabitha Medical Clinic, has begun offering these services as a response to this significant need in the community.

CFK plans to create a nutrition model that could be replicated in all 12 villages of the slum to alleviate this endemic problem. We now welcome you to support us in this nutrition project.

Oct 26, 2012

The Binti Pamoja Celebrate 10 Years!

It was all pomp and celebration as the Binti Pamoja girls celebrated their 10 year anniversary, thanks to your continued support. The Binti Pamoja Center is a reproductive health and women’s rights center for 11 to 18 year-old vulnerable girls in Kibera, that give them an opportunity to express themselves through dance, drama, writing and also  group discussions.

Over the 10 years, the center has helped the girls explore the issues that are prevalent in their daily lives and they had all reason to celebrate the success so far. The day started well as it could be told from the smiles seen on the children faces. These clearly portrayed achievement. All of the children, leaders and the program officers waited patiently outside the Binti Pamoja Centre and at 9:30 am, the leaders led the procession of the guests and the children towards the destination, which was the famed ‘Toi market’, a local open air market. Their music gave everyone energy to walk as they could be seen dancing to the tunes. A group of young girls led the procession with a banner that read out their mission – celebrating 10 years. We remain grateful to your past support and look forward to your generous support, to see us through the next 10 years!

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.

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