Healthy communities.

Brighter futures.

We are an NGO working with community members to improve public health, educational outcomes, and economic opportunities in informal settlements.

In kenya, millions of people live in informal settlements.

In these communities, residents lack access to quality health care, proper nutrition, and adequate sanitation, leaving them susceptible to preventable diseases. 

Limited access to quality education and economic advancement opportunities, high levels of unemployment, and gender inequity further impede individual and community progress. Though residents are talented, resilient, and entrepreneurial, many lack the opportunities needed to break cycles of poverty. We’re changing that narrative. 

we partner with communities to drive change.

For over 20 years, we’ve worked with residents of informal settlements to transform health, education, and economic outcomes in their communities. 

Thanks to these collaborations, we are able to identify the most pressing challenges in each community through participatory research, build the capacity of local health and education systems, develop youth leaders, and drive change from within.   

Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care

Strengthening health systems.
Improving health-seeking behaviors.
Providing a comprehensive approach to care.
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Education & Livelihoods

Education & Livelihoods

Improving educational outcomes.
Strengthening economic resilience.
Developing youth leaders.
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Research and Partnerships

Research and Partnerships

Harnessing local research capacity.
Strengthening surveillance systems.
Using data to drive action.
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Cross-Cutting Initiatives

Cross-Cutting Initiatives

Mentoring girls and young women.
Promoting leadership through sports.
Advocating for gender equity.
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With your help, we’re transforming lives.



of our most recent class
of scholarship recipients qualified to pursue further education.



children receive critical childhood vaccinations through CFK Africa every month.


community members access health care through CFK Africa every year.

Stories of PROGRESS

Insights, updates, and perspectives from our community.

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CFK Africa Announces Search for Executive Director

June 5, 2023

CFK Africa seeks a dynamic Executive Director who can take CFK to...

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New Insights into Hope and Perseverance: My Volunteer Experience

May 26, 2023

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Meet our nursing team! These healthcare heroes are at the forefront of our primary healthcare work in Kibra. In 2022, we served over 27,800 patients at Tabitha Medical Clinic, screening, identifying, and diagnosing both communicable and non-communicable diseases to improve public health in our community. #HealthcareHeroes #CompassionateCare #CFKAfrica


What helps keep kids in school? One of the essentials identified by education stakeholders in our community is access to textbooks and learning resources. 📘📗 In partnership with schools in Kibera, our Best Schools Initiative is working to implement cost-effective practices that ensure kids come to school every day. This includes increasing the textbook ratio in classrooms, which promotes comprehensive learning, accessibility, and inclusivity. The BSI has already distributed over 2,000 textbooks and teachers' guides to schools, ensuring access to learning in its totality! #CFKAfrica #BestSchoolsInitiative #EvidenceBasedEducation


We've launched the search for our next Executive Director. We seek applications for a dynamic leader passionate about making a lasting impact in informal settlements through direct service, research, and advocacy, and who will take CFK Africa to the next level with expansion in informal settlements in East Africa. Help us spread the word: #hiring #workwithus #CFKAfrica


Newsroom Alert! 🚨 Interim Director of Strategic Initiatives Jeffrey Okoro recently spoke with VOA News - International Edition - about our partnership with MIT to improve educational outcomes among students living in Kenya's informal settlements. 🎧 Listen to the excerpt:


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Millions lack access to quality health care and education in kenya's 1,400+ informal settlements.