Carolina for Kibera
"Established in 2001, Carolina for Kibera (CFK) is an international, nongovernmental organization based in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. In the United States, CFK is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and major affiliated entity and program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill based at the Center for Global Initiatives.
"Named a TIME Magazine and Gates Foundation “Hero of Global Health,” Carolina For Kibera (CFK) fights abject poverty and helps prevent violence through community-based development in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya and beyond..." 
"CFK was founded by Rye Barcott (then an undergraduate at UNC) to help prevent ethnic and religious violence in Kibera through a community-based sports program. In the summer of 2001, Barcott teamed up with Salim Mohamed (in photo on right) who was managing the Information and Management Department of the Mathare Youth Sports Association in another informal settlement in Nairobi. Barcott also reunited with the late Tabitha Atieno Festo, a registered nurse and resident of Kibera who had established a small medical clinic from a grant of $26 that Barcott had given her the previous summer to sell vegetables. CFK received its initial funding in the form of a $30,000 start-up grant from the Ford Foundation. A year later, two undergraduates from the United States, Karen Austrian and Emily Verellen, volunteered in Kibera with CFK and helped young women in Kibera create CFK’s third program, The Binti Pamoja (Daughters United) Center, establishing a safe space for young girls to address issues unique to them. Youth in Kibera subsequently developed the Taka ni Pato (Trash is Cash) and Base of the Pyramid programs in 2005 in order to address the dearth of employment opportunities in Kibera." 
They are a member of Aid for Africa.
- Co-Founders: Tabitha Atieno Festo, Salim Mohamed
Kenya Board of Trustees
Accessed January 2011: 
- Joseph Nganga (Chair), CEO, Renewable Energy Ventures
- Jane Kilonzo, Head of Risk & Compliance, Bank of Africa Kenya
- Chiuri Ngugi, Partner, Chiuri Kirui & Rugo, Advocates
- Joseph Njenga, Social Entrepreneur, Community Cleaning Services
- Grace Irimu, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Nairobi
- Justus Mbae, former Cultural Affairs Specialist, US Embassy, Nairobi
Accessed January 2011: 
- Rye Barcott, Founder
- Brett Bullington, Advisor to Start-Ups
- Kimberly Chapman, Assistant Director of the Global Health Institute, Duke
- Zach Clayton, Founder and CEO, Three Ships Media
- James Peacock (Honorary), Kenan Professor of Anthropology, UNC
- Jennifer Coffman (Chair), Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs
- Alan Cross (Faculty Advisor), Professor of Social Medicine and Pediatrics and Clinical Professor of Maternal and Child Health, UNC
- Beth-Ann Kutchma, Senior Program Officer, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC
- Nikalaus Steiner, Director, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC
- Esteban McMahan,
- Ben Mshila, former HR Director, GM East Africa
Mr. Brett Bullington and Mr. Zach Clayton joined the US Board in April. Mr. Bullington is an advisor to start-ups and angel investor in Silicon Valley. Mr. Clayton is the Founder and CEO of Three Ships Media, a digital marketing agency focused on customer acquisition.
Accessed January 2011: 
- Alison Beckwith, Principal of Alison Beckwith Consulting, LLC and CFK Press Manager
- Brett Bullington, Chairman of Oodle, Inc. and Board Member of Digg.com (Silicon Valley, CA)
- Matt Bugher, Harvard Law Student
- Andrew Carroll, Founder and Director, Legacy Project
- Mary Beth Crocket, Attorney and women’s rights activist
- Irene Federwisch, Former Program Coordinator, German Foundation for International Development
- David Gergen, Former Presidential Advisor and Director, Harvard University Center for Public Leadership
- Timothy Glassco, Attorney, Washington, D.C.
- Christopher Howard, President, Hampden-Sydney College
- Richard Kohn, History Professor, UNC
- Winkie La Force, Executive Director, Leadership Triangle
- Thomas Lambeth, former Executive Director, Z Smith Reynolds Foundation
- Rajeev Narayan, Associate Director, Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, North Carolina State University
- Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Professor and former Dean, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
- Nicholas Retsinas, Director of Harvard University’s Joint Housing Center
- Richard Richardson, Former Provost, UNC
- George Schutzer, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP
- Donna Schwartz-Barcott, Graduate Director, College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island
- Chris Seiple, President, Institute for Global Engagement
- Richard Stevens, North Carolina State Senator and Former Chairman, UNC Board of Trustees
Resources and articles
- About, Carolina for Kibera, accessed January 19, 2011.
- History, Carolina for Kibera, accessed January 19, 2011.
- Kenya Board of Trustees, Carolina for Kibera, accessed January 19, 2011.
- Board, Carolina for Kibera, accessed January 19, 2011.
- Advisory Board, Carolina for Kibera, accessed January 19, 2011.