What is CFK?

Carolina for Kibera is a non-profit organization in the slum of Kibera, Kenya that is helping a community transform itself from within. We believe that everyone deserves to be healthy, educated, and self-sufficient.

We exist to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change and alleviate poverty in the Kibera slum of Nairobi.

Read about our programs and impact

Why 26?

Tabitha Atieno-Festo was an extraordinary woman. A widowed, unemployed nurse and mother of three living in the largest slum in East Africa, she had an idea of how she could help her community. She dreamed of creating a medical clinic in her home of Kibera.

With a $26 grant from Rye Barcott, Tabitha launched her idea – selling vegetables in a neighboring slum where she undercut the competition and over the course of a year, saved up enough money to open a 24-hour medical clinic out of her home. That medical clinic now serves over 40,000 patients a year.

$26 – such a small amount of money. But in the hands of the right person and with a community of support to amplify the impact, incredible things are possible.

Read more of Tabitha’s story

Carolina for Kibera exists to develop local leads, catalyze positive change and alleviate poverty in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. Driven by local needs, a collaborative network of programs advance health, education, ethnic cooperation, gender equality and equip leaders with tools to strengthen the community.

Your tax-deductible gift will help:

  • Provide critical medical care
  • Empower young girls
  • Give children access to education
  • Build sports programs for children
  • Community members start or grow a business