Nairobi County

Home to Kenya’s capital city and more than 4 million people, Nairobi County is the most populated and urbanized county in the country. Despite its growing startup and tech scene – often referred to as the Silicon Savannah – Nairobi struggles to meet the needs of its rapidly growing population, which increases about 4% every year.

This combination of rapid population growth and limited job opportunities leads to the proliferation of informal settlements.

4m

people live
in Nairobi

4%

Nairobi’s population
grows 4% every year

>50%

of Nairobi’s population
live in informal settlements

Our work in Nairobi
Informal Settlements

CFK Africa has been working in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Kenya and second-largest in Africa, since 2001.

Nairobi Facilities

Binti Pamoja Centre

Office space for our staff in Kibera and a permanent safe space for girls in the community.

Tabitha Maternity Home

 A top-tier facility offering antenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care.

Tabitha Medical Clinic

A one-stop-shop for primary health care services ranging from vaccines and family planning to cervical cancer screening and x-rays.

Young Health & Wellness Centre

A facility specifically designed for young people, offering services ranging from psychological counseling to family planning.

Nairobi Initiatives

Malnutrition treatment

Partnering with schools, community health volunteers, and early childhood development centers to identify and treat malnourished children under-5.

Safe spaces for girls

Areas where girls are physically, emotionally, and psychologically safe to connect, form strong sisterhoods, and access mentors and resources.

Scholarships & job training

Providing opportunities to students both in and out of the classroom through a mix of high school, college, and university scholarships as well as entrepreneurship and work readiness training.

Wash

Installing and repairing hand washing stations, monitoring water quality, offering soap making demonstrations, and leading community outreach to promote positive health behaviors.

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