Youth Leadership Builds

Healthy Communities.

CFK Africa fights extreme poverty in informal settlements in Kenya through complementary youth leadership and public health initiatives.

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.

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What an honor to host Ella Smith (#31), Midfielder/Forward from the UNC Women's Soccer for a training session with Kibera Soccer Women FC. this week! UNC is a powerhouse for women's soccer and we have much to learn from one another. Asante sana for sharing in the love of the game. ⚽ #sTARHeels #agaragar #TeamBurudani


Last week our distribution of BIC Kenya pens continued with the #Funzo Project in Kilifi County! Our team distributed pens around Kilifi North, Ganze, Kauma and Kilifi South Subcounty secondary schools, providing resources for teen mothers to succeed in their studies and assessing their progress in school. Continuous evaluation is an important part of our #CFKAfrica project design, monitoring progress and enabling adjustments to maximize impact. #powerfulpartnerships


#Kibera is full of creative and talented youth. A big shout out to visitors Tim Hoffmann and Cole Ryan for leading a career talk for our #CFKAfrica community today on the music and film industries. With new insights into production, distribution, and exhibition, these young artists will be next on the global music and filmmaking scene! 🎥💿


We hosted an interactive staff meet-and-connect session at our #CFKAfrica HQ office in Kibera, providing an opportunity to connect with our staff across the organization. As a locally-led entity, this engagement begins within our facilities and extends to the communities we collaborate with. #collaboration #CFKteam


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