Your support helps us to advance education and empower young leaders increasing economic prosperity in the informal settlement of Kibera and beyond.
In 2022, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Kibera, Kenya. Kibera is one of the poorest places on the African continent and in the world, housing around one (1) million people in approximately one square mile. I was grateful to meet many Kiberans who changed my outlook on life and challenged me to continue working toward sustainable and systemic solutions to the injustices that span the globe. While living and working in Kibera as a CFK Africa fellow, I had the chance to travel to nearby counties and other informal settlements to assess the needs of youth. At almost every site visit conducted during my time at CFK Africa, parents, community leaders, and students themselves expressed the need for increased literacy tools and academic support for primary and secondary-aged students. Specifically, beneficiaries of CFK Africa’s Angaza Scholarship program (on which I was fortunate to work) and their families expressed a desire for at least one library stationed in Kibera, stocked with books and up-to-date technology.
I am raising money to turn their hope into a reality. I envision CFK Africa libraries as safe spaces for scholars, allowing them to learn, grow, and dream in a place designed to enhance their educational experiences. I hope you will help me increase literacy and opportunity for marginalized Kenyan youth.
$25 can support our feeding programs and provide immunizations for the vulnerable children in CFK’s nutrition program for 1 month. $50 can provide a family of 3 with food for a month. $100 can provide handwashing stations for households. $500 will allow CFK to expand medical services and take health care beyond the walls of our clinics and into the community through the work of 50 trained Community Health Volunteers.
With only $26, CFK co-founder Tabitha Festo, built a business and used her earnings to open a community health clinic. The clinic was attached to Tabitha’s home because, as she said, people don’t stop getting sick at night. The purpose of the clinic was to provide necessary health care services to all who were in need; no one would be turned away. Tabitha’s Clinic has become the backbone of CFK and a great example of the impact of $26.
CFK invites you to join The Junction, our monthly giving program. In celebration of CFK’s 20th Anniversary, Rye Barcott, co-founder and Board Chair, set a goal of engaging 100 people in our Junction 100 program. Each member of this donor community contributes $100/month and is invited to collaborate with CFK leadership and Advisory Council members on exclusive quarterly calls.
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