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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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.

A Reflection on my Time in North Carolina at the UNC Water and Health Conference

December 8, 2023

"My time in North Carolina was valuable both professionally and personally."

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What Kibera Taught Me: A UNC ROTC Student’s Experience in Kenya

November 2, 2023

"I look forward to taking what I learned during my time Kibera...

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UNC students - Our 2024 Peacock Fellowship Application is open! Apply for an immersive, global summer experience at our office in Nairobi, Kenya. Application Deadline: 11:59 EST PM on January 5th, 2024 Apply ➡️ UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health UNC School of Social Work UNC African Studies Center


Our She Summit in Kilifi County today convened stakeholders, the State Department of Gender, and 13 girls from our Funzo project in a celebration of #16DaysOfActivism Against Gender Based Violence. Thank you to Deputy Governor Hon. Flora Mbetsa Chibule for attending! Together, we are working towards a world free of GBV and celebrating girls and women in Kilifi. #EndGBV #CFKAfrica


Our youth program leverages the power of sports to equip young people with information, services and mentorship to live healthier lives. We brought together our youth soccer and girls empowerment projects for a vibrant celebration marking #16DaysOfActivism against gender-based violence. In collaboration with MAD Sisters, the event at Undugu ground engaged youth and community members through meaningful engagement to encourage and empower them to take center stage in accessing services. #EndGBV


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