The story of how CFK co-founder Tabitha Atieno Festo started a health clinic in her shack in Kibera with a $26 grant from Rye Barcott is extraordinary. Tabitha’s passion, commitment, and deep desire to serve her community exemplify a bold leadership not often acknowledged in slum communities. But perhaps the greatest lesson of Tabitha’s story is the simple and radical idea that talent is universal, but opportunity is not. Tabitha is exceptional, but not uncommon. Kibera has many local leaders ready for a chance to make a difference. Carolina for Kibera provides resources and support to help these leaders make an impact.
Find a leader or organization that you believe in and invest in them. Consider making a gift of $26 or more, in honor of Tabitha or another remarkable community leader that you know.