Stories of Progress

  • CFK staff receive training on PPE and COVID-19 mitigation from the CDC
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – COVID 19 Response
    CFK Community Health Volunteers Clinic staff received training from the CDC are putting that training to work debunking myths and promoting positive hygiene education throughout the community during COVID-19.
  • CFK beneficiary Eunice in Kibera
    CFK’s Faces of Brighter Futures | Eunice’s Story
    Eunice, a teenage mother and participant of CFK's Girls Empowerment Program, shares her reborn aspirations of taking journalism classes after she passes the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
  • First baby at CFK's Tabitha Maternity Home in Kibera
    Celebrating the First Baby of Tabitha Maternity Center
    Maternity care in Kibera can be challenging, but the Tabitha Maternity Center welcomed its first baby, Ivan, into the CFK family in September 2019 by offering quality care.
  • Jaihind, a CFK fundraiser, and his father in Kenya
    Leave Only Footprints. Create Only Impact.
    Jaihind Sumal grew up in Nairobi and wrote a memoir, Leave Only Footprints: Indian Migrants in Kenya, about his experiences. He is currently donating 100% of the book's proceeds to CFK.
  • Young girl in Kibera
    The Stories of Kibera
    Guest writer, photographer, and Nairobi native, Janvika Shah, joined our content collection team this summer to help capture some of CFK’s inspiring Stories of Progress. 
  • CFK Beneficiary Peter in Kibera
    Peter’s Journey to a Brighter Future
    Peter Opiyo found CFK in 2006 and became the first member of his family to graduate from university. He studied Civil Engineering and hopes to use his degree to "making Africa and ultimately the world a better place."
  • CFK's Lencer in Kibera
    The Beginning of a Dream, Lencer’s Story
    Lencer Akinyi Onyancha understands the reality of unemployment all too well. She shares her story of navigating Kibera as a mother and a mentor working toward her dream career as a Computer Technician.
  • CFK' beneficiary Velma in Kibera
    To Enjoy the Pursuit of the Dream
    Velma began her journey with CFK as a single mother with little family support and no career. Now, she feels that she is “finally on the path [she has] always wanted," after finding a job with a local insurance agency.
  • CFK mother and child in Kibera
    Inspiring and Tenacious – These are the Mothers of Kibera
    Motherhood can be filled with bliss, but it can also bring about traumatic consequences. Three mothers in Kibera share how they have overcome adversity for the betterment of themselves and their growing families.
  • CFK Peacock Fellow Ashley Coleman in Kibera with Mercy
    #KaribuKenya – The True Spirit of Community Development
    Social work student, Ashley Coleman, joined CFK as a Peacock Fellow during the summer of 2018. She reflects on her experiences and what they taught her about community development.
  • CFK Peacock Fellow Anna Degrauw in Kibera
    Community Development is a Way of Life
    Anna Degrauw supported CFK's Binti Pamoja Centre during her time as a 2018 Peacock Fellow. She discusses what she learned about the "strength of the community in Kibera."
  • CFK Peacock Fellow Michelle Ikoma in Kibera
    Swapping My Stethoscope for Spreadsheets
    As a first-year medical student, Michelle Ikoma supported CFK's nutrition team during her time as a Peacock Fellow in Kibera. She reflects on the importance of both business in medicine in the healthcare field.