CFK Executive Director, Hillary Omala, and Partnerships and Fundraising Manager, Ann Kungu, discussed CFK’s expansion plans and the importance of community development work in informal settlements during an hour-long NTV Kenya segment on August 31.
Moderated by Gladys Gachanja, the interview focused on the lessons CFK has learned over the past 20 years, the rapid growth of informal settlements, and the importance of collaboration in community development work.
“Ours has been a very natural growth,” said Hillary about CFK. “This has not come with just success stories. We have also made our mistakes and learned from those. We are now developing a plan that expands our work in terms of depth within informal settlements as well as additional numbers of informal settlements.”
CFK’s new five-year strategic plan focuses on improving service delivery in Kibera, Kenya’s largest informal settlement, while expanding services to informal settlements across seven new counties, including Nakuru, Kajiado, Machakos, Kisumu, Kilifi, Mombasa, and Kiambu.