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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Experience our impact.

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.

Laurine and her twins at CFK Africa's Tabitha Maternity Home

Laurine’s Story: A New Lease on Life

November 28, 2022

Struggling to raise her four children alone in Kibera, Laurine accessed nutrition...

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CFK Africa alumnus Patrick Buong at work

Transformed to Transform Others

November 15, 2022

Patrick Buong completed ICT training through CFK Africa and now works to...

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💧 March 22 is #WorldWaterDay! Clean water, proper sanitation, and adequate hygiene are some of the most critical measures in reducing the spread of infectious diseases, but access to WaSH remains limited in informal settlements. ➡️ DYK: CFK Africa supports WaSH infrastructure and behavior change activities in schools, community and health facilities. In 2022, we constructed 34 handwashing stations in schools and health facilities, serving over 40,000 people. Through our work, we’re helping communities realize their right to safe WaSH.


Work with us! CFK Africa seeks an experienced Communications Manager based in Nairobi, Kenya to lead the implementation of our communications strategy and systems, manage communications across various media platforms, and support all internal and external communications tasks. Previous work experience in the NGO sector is desired. 📌Apply by March 31, 2023: #hiring


CFK Africa is partnering with BIC, a worldwide leader in stationery, to distribute 300,000 pens to over 150,000 students living in Kenyan informal settlements in 2023. Together, we are providing students with the tools they need to succeed and reach their full potential in school. ➡️


CFK Africa supports the United Nations #IWD2023 theme of “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” In our work, we engage girls living in informal settlements in formal, vocational, and skill-development training opportunities, teaching them relevant digital skills and preparing them to enter into competitively in the job market, start their own businesses, or pursue further education. We believe that communities thrive when women are given equal access to opportunities. Learn more about our efforts: #EmbraceEquity


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