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.
Learn More

Education & Livelihoods

Education & Livelihoods

Improving educational outcomes.
Strengthening economic resilience.
Developing youth leaders.
Learn More

Research and Partnerships

Research and Partnerships

Harnessing local research capacity.
Strengthening surveillance systems.
Using data to drive action.
Learn More

Cross-Cutting Initiatives

Cross-Cutting Initiatives

Mentoring girls and young women.
Promoting leadership through sports.
Advocating for gender equity.
Learn More

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.

Redefining Motherhood: Meet Halima

May 13, 2024

"I love the safe spaces sessions that we participate in. They are...

Read More

May Cell Phone Drive: Donate Your Gently Used Devices to CFK Africa

May 6, 2024

CFK Africa wants your gently used cell phones! Donate by May 31,...

Read More

Meet our Major Partners

Join our community of changemakers

Sign up for our mailing list to receive quarterly newsletters and updates.

Get Social With Us

In the wake of Kenya’s #flooding disaster, #CFKAfrica has worked across Nairobi, Kisumu, and Kiambu to prevent the outbreak of waterborne disease, map affected communities, and supply medical supplies to local health facilities. Our work continues with a pop-up medical camp to address long-term health impacts. Thank you to all who have supported these efforts as our response continues. #publichealth #crisisresponse


Yesterday we celebrated #MenstrualHygieneDay in #Kilifi County! We hosted two impactful sessions on menstrual health management, sexual and reproductive health, and ending gender-based violence at Matsangoni Primary School. Girls heard from a youth peer provider, #CFKAfrica staff, and the Matsangoni Health Centre team, while boys had male mentors who promoted a period-friendly world and reducing period poverty. 🩸 Each participant received a dignity pack with soap, sanitary towels, and underwear. #YouthEmpowerment #Kenya #MHDay2024


At #CFKAfrica, we believe that menstruation and hygiene should be discussed openly without shame. As we work towards a #PeriodFriendlyWorld, our team held a sanitary pad drive in honor of #MenstrualHygieneDay. #MHDay2024


Promoting menstrual health literacy can help dispel myths and misconceptions, leading to a more informed and empowered society. #CFKAfrica leads menstrual hygiene talks and distributes sanitary towels, providing young girls and boys with information and resources to promote menstrual health and leading to a #PeriodFriendlyWorld. Happy #MenstrualHygieneDay from our team! #MHDay2024


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