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 the cycle 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 improve 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.

Zawadi’s Story: Navigating Parenthood and Education

February 14, 2024

This new mother of three is transforming her future through education.

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Lessons from CFK Africa Alumni on Service, Ambition, and Resilience 

February 9, 2024

Graduates from CFK Africa’s Lux Sit & Jim Rogers scholarship program reflect...

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What will you do with an extra day this year? At #CFKAfrica, our team is energized by the chance to: ✅ Provide quality care to more patients at Tabitha Medical Clinic ✅ Engage in more community conversations ✅ Provide more women with ante- and post-natal care at Tabitha Maternity Home ✅ Develop more leadership skills in youth ✅ Empower more girls with safe spaces and mentorship Thanks, Leap Day, for the extra boost!


At #CFKAfrica, we work towards reducing the spread of communicable diseases by promoting hygiene practices in informal settlements. Last week, our WASH project officer joined the Nairobi County Rapid Response Team for Cholera for training on Community-Based Surveillance for the early detection of cholera cases, case management, and WASH in the prevention and management of cholera given the current outbreak in Kenya. We are working collaboratively to create a path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. #PublicHealth #GlobalHealth


Our girls empowerment programs are expanding! Building on the momentum of the launch event in Kibera, we are rolling out our #Funzo Project to the informal settlements of Mathare, Mukuru and Viwandani. Thank you to our Community Health Promoters who are actively working to identify eligible mothers to participate. #CFKAfrica


It was an honor to gift this hand-made soccer ball to visiting US Senator Cory Booker, who is no stranger to the power of sports, having been on the varsity football team at Stanford. Made by youth in Kibera with recycled plastic bags and rope, it represents innovation and our commitment to fostering youth leadership, peace, and social transformation through community soccer programs. #youthleadership #sportsforchange #CFKAfrica Cory Booker


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