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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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.

Growing Up with CFK Africa: Andrew Odongo’s Story 

July 19, 2024

From playing in CFK Africa soccer tournaments as a child to being...

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CFK Africa Celebrates Community Champions

July 18, 2024

CFK Africa's annual awards celebration in Kibera honored members of our community...

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Our sports team has been on the road! We conducted a series of sessions for community coaches from the informal settlements of Kihoto, Bondeni, and Kaptembwa in Nakuru County and Obunga and Nyalenda in Kisumu county on empowering youth and communities through the avenue of #soccer. Our network #valuebasedsports coaches is growing! #sportsfordevelopment


Highlighting our final 2024 #CFKAfrica Community Champion, Andrew Odongo! An alumni of CFK Africa’s Lux Sit and Jim Rogers scholarship program, Andrew returned to CFK Africa to volunteer with the scholarship program, conducting STEM sessions for students. Andrew is committed to giving back and mentoring youth in the community to be able to achieve their career aspirations and a shining example of #youthleadership. ✨ Read his story in our latest blog:


Coach David Bujego is committed to the power of soccer to transform the lives of youth in #Kibera. Now the coach of Kibera Soccer FC, he has been a part of CFK Africa’s sports for development program since 2002 when he played in our soccer tournaments at the age of 12, and got his start coaching through CFK Africa in 2008. For over a decade, Coach Bujego has been changing the lives of his players through mentorship, championing for his teams, and teaching valuable lessons through soccer. We congratulate him as a recipient of a #CFKAfrica Community Champion award!


Our network of landlords against gender-based violence is committed to #endGBV! Today’s meeting at #CFKAfrica HQ tackled numerous issues related to GBV affecting their tenants, addressed new concerns, and strategized for the future. We believe in #powerfulpartnerships and teamwork - this motivated group planned upcoming activities and highlighted the importance of collective action in ending GBV through our compound-compound policing model. #locallyled


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