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Carolina for Kibera

 
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Carolina for Kibera (CFK) exists to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change and alleviate poverty in the Kibera slum of Nairobi.
 
At its core, Carolina for Kibera (CFK) believes that community problems require local solutions run by local leaders. Our staff in Kenya is made up of 60 full- and part-time staff – all are Kenyan and many are from Kibera. In the US, CFK employs only three full-time staff. In addition, hundreds of dedicated volunteers and board members support our Kenyan staff in whatever ways they can with no thought of reward. CFK creates sustainable, positive solutions. We seek out local leaders to champion change and partner with individuals and groups both inside and outside of the community who believe in a better future for Kibera.

The Goal
Empower and equip every motivated Kiberan to be healthy, educated, and self-sufficient.

The Belief
Slums are unsafe and dirty; the people who live there are not. Living in a slum does not define a person’s character or capacity for success.

The Approach
Make life better today. Help them thrive tomorrow. Working collaboratively, we offer opportunity, not charity.

http://cfk.unc.edu/

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