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These are their stories

Annual Report FY 2010

Every day, we are inspired by the community of Kibera. We meet ambitious young people who respond to the daily struggle of poverty with resounding hope and unexpected solutions. Their pride and dignity drives our work.

These are th

CONTENTS Introduction Sports Association Tabitha Clinic Sexual Reproductive Health Program Daughters United Trash is Cash Education Program Highlights Financials Donor Honor Roll Board and Staff

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eir stories

Fro m ou r leadersh ip Dear Friends, to celebrate. CFK has grown in ways that have As we approach CFK’s 10th Anniversary, we have so much programs, high quality health care and health educaenabled us to reach more people in Kibera through youth and paid employment. Their stories are the reasons tion, a wide variety of workshops, volunteer opportunities us to do more. You will hear from some of them, in we do what we do, and their successes and insights inspire their own voices, in the following pages.

volunteers and partners who contribute to our work. CFK has also grown in terms of the number of dedicated n youth have volunteered their time to help CFK Talented professionals have joined both boards; more Kibera in the US, Kenya and around the world have shared reach into new areas of Kibera; and partner organizations that our core programs remain top quality, and we their expertise and resources. All of these groups help ensure complex needs of the community of Kibera. continue to rise to the challenge of serving the evolving and people in FY 2010 alone, severe hardships remain for While CFK programs directly reached more than 55,000 e, exponential population growth and other conmany in Kibera. HIV, cholera, unemployment, sexual violenc g their full potential. These are daunting problems, comitant pressures threaten to prevent people from reachin but they are not unconquerable.

or he has the right to be healthy, educated and selfWe believe that regardless of where someone was born, she real and lasting change to their community. sufficient. We invest in community leaders so they can bring ht in this Annual Report. So please accept our Your generosity makes possible the stories of hope we highlig done and for what is yet to come. We couldn’t do it enormous, heartfelt “thank you” – for all you have already without you.

Tuko Pamoja (We are together),

Leann Bankoski Dr. Jennifer Coffman Executive Director rs Chair, Board of Directo






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SPORTS ASSOCIATION Using sports to teach healthy life choices and promote peaceful ethnic and gender relations

On and off the field, CFK Sports Association teaches teamwork, ethnic cooperation and community service in order to build strong leaders and a more peaceful Kibera. Soccer and jump rope are fun and instill a value for regular exercise and discipline. Coaches and referees often serve as mentors for players.


, Steve s s tory

Steve Juma has been a part of CFK’s Sports Association for 8 years. When asked how CFK has impacted his life, he says “CFK took a part in molding me, making me who I am.” Steve’s story in his own words: “When I was in school, I wanted to be an accountant. I saw the big banks and I wanted to be inside them. That changed when I started playing football for the CFK community team. I was 17 when I was trained for the officiating [referee] course at CFK. I learned how to talk to the players after the game about life skills - share information about things that affect our community, like

girls participated in the annual soccer tournament


boys and

girls participated in the new jump rope program

drug abuse, rape and teenage pregnancy. A lot of kids don't want to share personal information


with their families and teachers, so I could really see the need to talk with them. Sometimes when

youth educators

there were injuries, I would take players to the Tabitha Clinic after the tournament where I would regularly meet one of the lab assistants. I liked the way his job interacted with the community, so I




decided that was what I wanted to do.

people with

“CFK gave me a scholarship to do my diploma at the Kenya College of Medicine. It was hard

information about

because I couldn’t always afford to go to classes and there was a time when I was afraid of bleeding


people [drawing blood]. I was so embarrassed because I couldn’t find a vein. I went to volunteer at the Tabitha Clinic to gain more practical experience. I took part in building the new clinic by clearing the ground and digging the foundations. The new clinic has much better facilities, and we can take a lot more patients. Before, we saw between 50 to 100 patients a day; now we can treat double that. “The main health problems we have in the slum are cholera and bacterial infections, because of poor hygiene. There is also a lot of malaria because many migrate to the slum from malarial areas. There is also HIV and pneumonia. Part of my job is to test samples for diseases. The community


3 , 8 4 0 boys and 1 , 4 4 0

reproductive health on the sidelines during soccer matches



really appreciates our service, and now I am confident and get a lot of respect from the community.

players participated

But even today, I still officiate matches on the weekend.


“I am at the Clinic in my white coat during the week, and on weekends I am in my shorts.”

trash clean-ups



Kibera Jumps!

CFK Launches New Jump Rope Initiative A fun, gender-inclusive sports initiative that allows youth to develop athleticism, creativity and teamwork through peer-mentorship and healthy competition. In February 2010 and in partnership with One World One Rope, CFK added a new sport to the Sports Association: jump rope. Within the first few months of the program, 180 jumpers had joined and were training for the first-ever East Africa Jump Rope Competition, held in Mombasa, Kenya in July. Despite having the least amount of formal training and preparation time, CFK took first place in the double-dutch speed relay and single-rope speed relay team competitions and was the only co-ed team (the others were all-male teams). “I’m so impressed with the kids I’ve met in Kibera. They have become such a close-knit team and take an active role in teaching one another, trading their own practice time to mentor the younger kids. As a group, they challenge each other to be the absolute best they can be. At this summer’s East Africa Jump Rope Competition, they took first place in both of the team events, and couldn’t stop smiling. It is truly inspiring to watch them work as a group. I know this is only the beginning of their success.” -Mike Fry, Director, One World One Rope


Tabitha Clinic

A community medical clinic providing world-class primary healthcare to Kibera’s residents Constructed in the heart of Kibera and run in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Tabitha Clinic sees 200-250 patients a day and offers comprehensive laboratory and x-ray services, a central pharmacy and a reproductive health clinic. The clinic is staffed by a team of doctors, clinical officers, nurses, laboratory technologists, pharmaceutical technologists and several support specialists. Tabitha Clinic operates an advanced electronic medical records system that allows patients’ clinical information to be entered in real time by healthcare staff, stored and retrieved easily for subsequent visits and analysis for public health reporting.

Some of the 28 community members who earned certificates at the CFK First Aid and Emergency Transport Training Workshop

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patients treated

children under 10

vaccinated for influenza


people enrolled and

accessing free HIV care and treatment Follow-up home visits for


severely ill patients

to ensure completion of prescribed treatment


Owino,s s tory

Vincent Owino was born in Ugenya, Kenya, in 1981. In 2007 he moved to Nairobi to take mechanical engineering courses as promised by his uncle. To his surprise, his uncle made him a waiter at his restaurant where he went for months without pay. Six months later, Owino quit and looked for work at building and construction sites. Frustrated, he soon returned home to the countryside. Used to earning some income, life at home seemed fruitless. He returned to Nairobi in January 2008, and soon after began work at the Tabitha Clinic construction site as a casual laborer and field guide. A diligent and reliable support staff member, Owino played a key role in moving equipment from the old building into the new Tabitha Clinic facility. Today, all movements of items to and from the clinic are entirely facilitated by him. He also ensures safe transfer of severely ill patients from the clinic to referral hospitals. “Owino has become a very important person at the clinic. As section heads, we need to give him all the support that he needs to realize his dreams,” said Dr. Henry Njuguna, former CFK medical officerin-charge. When asked what CFK could do to help him realize his dreams, Owino said he would like to go back to school. He had come to realize that every form of employment demanded some academic qualifications and as a result he had missed a number of opportunities. Though his childhood ambition was to become a lawyer, he’s recently developed an interest in priesthood and missionary work, which he believes is the way he can change the world. Now 29, Owino is well above the average age for a high school student. Nevertheless, Owino applied for a scholarship through CFK’s new education program. The selection committee recognized Owino’s dedication and awarded him a scholarship. Owino is now back in school preparing to take the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. He still works at the Tabitha Clinic, has saved enough money to send his wife and mother to tailoring school, and is now saving money to set up a tailoring shop for them in his rural homeland. “I doubt my uncle’s intention was to make my life better. I am sure he wanted to use me. But with all my achievements, now I believe he did a good thing to bring me here to Kibera,” says Owino.


Sexual Reproductive Improving healthy sexual behavior and knowledge of STIs and HIV/AIDS among youth ages 10 to 24 through peer-led activities and counseling Using “edutainment,”–educational entertainment–such as community theatre, debates and school clubs, CFK’s team of more than 50 Peer Youth Educators (PYEs) are ambassadors for healthy sexual behavior in their community. To maximize their impact, the PYEs work with all CFK programs during public events to offer HIV testing and private counseling to community members. Certified counselors work in coordination with the PYE teams to provide free voluntary HIV testing, counseling and family planning services.

r Youth Some of CFK’s 52 Pee Educators clown around

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people reached by HIV counseling and testing services

one-on-one reproductive health counseling sessions with

youth between ages 15-24



students involved in afterschool reproductive health clubs

at 6 schools

e Health Program

Charles, Story

When 14-year-old Charles Makori came home with full bag of groceries one afternoon last December, his mother was furious. She demanded to know where he had gotten the money, convinced that he had stolen it. Charles lives in Gatwekera, one of Kibera’s 13 villages, with his dad, mom, brother and two sisters. Charles’ dad is a day laborer, finding work where he can, and his mother runs a small business. Money is often scarce and the family struggles to make ends meet. Charles calmly explained to his mother that he had been named CFK’s peer youth educator (PYE) of the quarter and was given a small cash award of KSH 1,000 ($13), which he used to buy food for the family. Charles is the youngest PYE at CFK. “I am known as last born among the other PYEs,” he says. But Charles’ age and status as the youngest has not prevented him from excelling as a peer educator. “After the 5-day training, you could see a big change in Charles,” says Ben Haggai, SRH Program Officer, who described Charles as “very shy” at first. “Charles is making a great impact. He always gives his best, and is polite to everyone.” Talking to your peers about HIV/AIDS prevention or how to put on a condom is not easy for a 14-year-old, but Charles’ confidence continues to grow. He now looks forward to handing out brochures at events and is self-assured during his peer-to-peer counseling sessions. Most importantly, Charles proves that a desire to learn and serve the community is more important than age. He is a driving force to empower others with HIV/AIDS information and a role model for other youth in his village.


DAUGHTERS UNITED Providing a safe and nurturing environment for adolescent girls to gain confidence, perform community service and learn valuable skills needed to confront the unique challenges they face Operating under the belief that girls are wise, resilient and strong leaders, the Daughters United Program (Swahili: Binti Pamoja) uses a variety of fun and interactive teaching methods like dance, drama, writing, group discussion and photography for the girls to express themselves. The curriculum is shaped by the needs and input of the members and features a peer learning process that empowers them to take responsibility for teaching and mentoring each other.

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girls served by the program

safe spaces groups across Kibera run by

program alumni



of Binti girls in high school graduated

Some Binti girls practice their dan ce moves for an upc oming performanc e

Jackline,s Story

Five years ago, Jackline Agwanda might not have considered herself a leader, but today she is proud to call herself one. Jackline comes from a family of five (two girls, two boys and mom) and has lived in Kibera her whole life. She joined the Binti Pamoja program in 2005 and eagerly participated in the trainings, activities and field trips. After graduating from the core program, Jackline served as an alumni leader, mentoring girls ages 10-13 in Binti’s Safe Spaces initiative. She quickly learned that she enjoyed counseling young girls and applied to work as a field coordinator for Brain Trust, a network of adolescent girls programs in Kenya coordinated by Population Council. “Working in Brain Trust was an eye opener for me as I mingled with adolescent girls from different organizations who believed in me as their leader. During this time I was able to build my skills in leadership, communication, negotiation, planning and decision-making. My wish for becoming a role model in my community had begun as many girls within and out of Kibera came to seek my advice in various issues affecting them directly and indirectly,” says Jackline. Now 22, Jackline was recently hired as a Field Mobilizer for another NGO working in Kibera. She credits the training she received while in the Binti program with helping her get her new job. And with unemployment rates as high as 60% in Kibera, she’s fortunate to have one. Jackline is now able to take care of her family – she pays the school fees for her younger brother and orphaned cousin and assists her mother by helping pay for rent and food. Though she could be content just to have a job to support her family, she’s looking to the future. She wants to be a nurse. Jackline says, “I earn a better salary that enables me to assist my family. To me this is a great achievement, which I have been able to meet through being a member of Binti Pamoja. I pray that I will gain experience in my current job that will enable me to get a better paying job so I can enroll in a nursing course. “Life in Kibera is so hard, especially for the adolescent girls, due to poverty and family breakage. Young girls are forced to make love to older men in order to get money to sustain themselves. But being in Binti Pamoja really helped me, as I have been busy at the center and learned how I can live in my community as a girl and also learned better ways of earning money to sustain me and my family. “I am thankful to the Binti Pamoja Center, which has made my life better.”


TRASH IS CASH A profit-driven, community-run, solid waste management and entrepreneurship training program where participants promote good sanitation practices, collect and recycle trash, fashion unique crafts made of reusable materials and sell them in local markets Trash is Cash (Swahili: Taka ni Pato) participants take part in a wide array of programming that promotes the link between health, solid waste management and income generation. Activities include computer-based entrepreneurship training, a garbage collection business, a recycling initiative, school-based environmental education and community trash clean-ups. The program is dedicated to piloting innovative new waste management and recycling technologies that will improve safety, health and economic capacity of the Kibera community.

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people informed

about the importance of environmental health during World Environment Day activities


clients served by

garbage collection program her Program participants work toget during a community clean up

that employs




students using

5 hand-washing stations installed at informal schools


tons of trash removed


small business owners

graduated from GET-IT computerbased entrepreneurship training program


recycling centers operating in

Kibera and employing Recyclable plastics are sorte d and prepped for sale




Khadara,s Story

Khadara Abubakar, 57, is a member of Zero Waste Women’s Group, one of the groups working with CFK’s Trash is Cash Program. Though she doesn’t refer to herself as an entrepreneur, she surely is. “I was born in Nyanza Province in Western Kenya. I first came to Kibera when I was three to be raised by my aunt who couldn’t bear children. She raised me and took me to school,” says Khadara. After attending schools in other parts of Kenya, Khadara eventually returned to Kibera where she met her husband and had 10 children, 3 of whom died. To support their large family, Khadara’s husband worked as a teacher while she ran a small tailoring business and sold mandazi (Kenyan donuts) in Kibera. Following her husband’s job, the family moved to the eastern province, but soon returned again to Kibera. Khadara says, “In the year 2000 jobs were scarce and the environmental conditions were very poor. As a result, we formed a group whose basic job was to clean up the area. In 2004 we joined Taka ni Pato because they had the same interest like us, keeping the environment clean. They supported us in our clean ups and trained us on many issues about hygiene and sanitation.” When CFK’s Trash is Cash program began working with Kadhara and the Zero Waste Women’s Group, they were primarily focused on cleaning, sorting and making compost from waste. CFK taught Khadara’s group on techniques to reuse and recycle materials found in the community. After the training, they adapted the methods and found new ways to use the many polythene (plastic) bags that litter the alleys of Kibera. Using the creativity and skills of the women in the group, they began manufacturing purses and bags made of recycled materials and plastic bags found in Kibera. To support the creation of this new product line, CFK facilitated classes on bookkeeping and marketing for the group. Though Khadara has run businesses her whole life, she is glad to be a part of CFK because of the rich benefits the partership offers. “In addition, CFK took our children to trainings and colleges and they found jobs. CFK has managed to bring communities and tribes together especially during the times of ethnic violence,” says Khadara. Khadara remains a dedicated member of the group, using her tailoring skills to design and create new bags. The group currently has 20 members and is in the process of recruiting and training new, younger members.

The women of Zero Waste Women’s Group sell their products at a CFK community event


Education Program Providing holistic educational support through scholarships, mentoring, home and school-based monitoring and career skills training CFK’s newly launched Education Program offers educational support services and more than 300 school scholarships to bright and needy students in Kibera. Because financial need is often associated with other barriers to education like seeking work, family pressure to do extensive household chores and early marriage, the program provides support to ensure that family situations or learning challenges do not limit a student’s ability to excel in education. None of the scholarships are full awards – families share responsibility for the fees as a demonstration of committment to students’ academic success. Staff members visit each student’s school and home, meeting with parents and teachers to assess the student’s academic, social and emotional needs. Struggling students are matched with mentors, and all scholarship recipients participate in regular sessions on topics like study skills and career guidance. To promote the value of community service, all scholarship awardees participate in community trash clean-ups several times throughout the year.

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applications, awarded



Scholarship awards range from





elementary school

scholarships awarded


high school

scholarships awarded



scholarships awarded


Families check the the boar d outside the CFK office for the awa rd list

Phenish,s Story

This year, Phenish Adhiambo was awarded a scholarship from CFK to attend high school. The second oldest girl in a family of 4, Phenish says she has always liked school. None of the girls in Phenish’s family were given the opportunity to go to school, though her brother is in high school. Like many families in Kibera, Phenish’s parents decided that it was simply too expensive to send any of the sisters to high school. Nevertheless, when Phenish completed 8th grade, she took the national placement exams, scored well and received her admission letter to a local high school. She was thrilled. “I could hardly wait for the moment to leave home to join high school,” says Phenish. “Then a cloud of darkness suddenly engulfed my world - there was no money to pay for fees for my high school education. I felt trapped in a poverty trap, I had promised myself that I would work hard and become a human rights lawyer. Unfortunately, my older sister was not able to afford the high school fees and I was forced to drop out of school and assist her to put food on the table. Everyday I cried for not having a chance to join high school and thinking on how my dream will not come to pass. Having no option, I got involved in washing peoples clothes and selling vegetables with my sister for us to earn a living.” Though Phenish had never participated in a CFK program, she saw the call for scholarship applications, applied and was granted a high school scholarship. Educational Officer Darius Getanda describes Phenish as bright, dedicated and caring. In reviewing her application, Darius says he was “impressed by her family’s clear need and her good test scores.” Because Phenish was out of school before receiving her scholarship, she missed the first 5 months of classes and only returned to school for one month before the end term exams. Even so, Phenish scored near the top of her class, placing 10th out of 81 students! Phenish is working towards her goal of becoming a human rights lawyer and promises that she will study hard to continue her education.

Scholarship awardees prepare to march in celebration of the program’s launch


Highlights CFK Welcomes New Executive Director in Kenya CFK proudly welcomed new Executive Director George Kogolla in August 2009. George took over the day-to-day management and oversight of CFK’s work in Kibera from co-founder Salim Mohamed. Before joining CFK, George served for eight years as the co-founder and executive director of Youth Alive! Kenya, an organization that helped dramatically improve the conditions of juvenile detention facilities in Nairobi. A skilled and compassionate leader, George graduated from the University of Nairobi with a BS in botany and chemistry. He is an avid reader and describes himself as boldly principled, fiercely unconventional and passionate in working with the under-served.

Dr. Jill Biden visits CFK’s Daughters United Center In June, Kibera (and the CFK offices!) were buzzing with excitement as Dr. Jill Biden, wife of US Vice President Joe Biden, and her children arrived to visit CFK’s Daughters United Center and take a tour of Kibera. Program alumna Aliyah Wanjera showed Dr. Biden her home in  Gatwekera village and shared how CFK helped develop her confidence and equip her to be a leader and role model for girls in Kibera. 

CFK Awarded Gift by Campus Challenge ONE Campus Challenge is a friendly competition run by to determine which university’s student body has the most effective global poverty-fighting campaign. The 2009-10 winner was University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. For their efforts, ONE at UMich was given $10,000 to award to the ONE Partner Organization of their choice – they chose Carolina for Kibera! UMich campus leader Stephanie Parrish visited Carolina for Kibera as a student participant in summer 2009 on the first-ever ONE Campus Challenge Trip to Africa.


Salim Mohamed at Co-founders Rye Barcott and February, 2010 ter, ches Man of y ersit the Univ

Hewlett-Packard generousLY donates I.T. equipment Technology has an increasingly important role to play in extending the reach of education and multiplying positive impact in communities. In February, HP donated thousands of dollars worth of equipment that enabled CFK to upgrade its Kibera office computers and lay the foundation for installation of a network and new computer training program. After the delivery, Administrative Officer Janet Kipulkei commented, “This will really help. These machines will make our work much easier and allow us to be more efficient; they are not slow like the ones we have now. Staff members are looking forward to additional training so they can improve how they are using technology and share it with their programs.”

Flip supports launch of new multimedia storytelling initiative Launched this year with a generous donation of 10 Flip video cameras from Pure Digital Technologies Inc., Kibera Worldwide (KWW) is a multimedia storytelling initiative led by Kiberan youth. KWW empowers local youth and builds technical capacity by providing equipment and training for youth to amplify the voice of their community. Through their work, KWW aims to unify the Kibera community and highlight the success of CFK’s programs. Over the past two summers, the KWW team has worked with UNC students Kyle Bullington ’14 and Brendan O’Boyle ’13 to develop video shooting and editing skills. The team’s work can be found on CFK’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Harvard Business School Case Study on CFK CFK is featured in one of Harvard Business School’s (HBS) first digitally enhanced case studies. Written by Senior Associate Dean Kathleen McGinn, the CFK case has been taught in leadership and organizational behavior courses in more than a half-dozen top-tier business schools around the world, including HBS’s MBA and Advanced Management in Non-Profit Programs. The case documents our growth from the beginning: $26 and a small, motley group of strangers-turned-friends, to our greatest leadership challenge to date–the transition of co-founder Salim Mohamed from executive director. Embedded video shorts bring the case to life by drawing on more than 10 years of archived footage. The case takes students into the emotions and struggles of our team, from the Board-level to the muddy, rutted soccer pitches in Kibera, as we wrestled to balance our growth while maintaining what has always been our core strength–our deep ties to the community. If you or your colleagues are interested in teaching the CFK HBS case, please let us know.


Highlights Kibera is Illuminated in Downtown Chapel Hill In March, the Ackland Art Museum and Campus for Kibera, CFK’s student club, hosted Kibera Illuminated: Lives in East Africa’s Largest Slum. This lighted outdoor installation showcased photography by girls in CFK’s Daughters United Program. Campus leader Alex Loizias ’11 interned with CFK in the summer of 2009 and organized the exhibit. “These girls are extraordinary, and I wanted to give them a venue to share the challenges they face with the Chapel Hill-Durham community,” Loizias said. “It’s not often that we hear from the poor themselves. I hope this exhibit will create dialogue, challenge people’s view of the ‘third world,’ and inspire them to respond.”

1,656 Indestructible Soccer Balls Land in Kibera In July, CFK partnered with the Sager Family Foundation to deliver 1,656 indestructible balls to the youth of Kibera. The foam balls replicate the size and feel of a regular ball and are designed to stand up to the rough conditions of makeshift fields and heavy use. Because the balls cannot be destroyed, the Sager family hopes that “each ball will come to represent an incredible and elevated sense of durability, longevity, possibility and hope.” CFK’s Sports Association has facilitated distribution of the balls to community teams across Kibera and Nairobi for use in team soccer trainings to create a safe environment for the players to learn teamwork and discuss issues that affect them.


Co-founder Rye Barcott to publish his first book Rye Barcott’s book, It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace (Bloomsbury), will be released on March 29, 2011. The book’s publication corresponds to CFK’s 10th Anniversary. Its hardcover list price of $26 is the same amount of money that co-founder Tabitha Atieno Festo used to start a vegetable selling business to fund a clinic out of her home. Today, the clinic is one of the largest in Kibera. Rye’s book juxtaposes community development and counterinsurgency. He takes readers in and out of Kibera as he deployed as a Marine and wrestled to make sense of two forms of service as they clashed and converged in his head and heart. I would have never thought that ten years after meeting Salim and Tabitha, I’d be writing a book about our journey together. They have profoundly touched my life. I sincerely hope that the book helps others learn from CFK’s model of participatory development, and spread the truth that talent is universal but opportunity is not. - Rye Barcott

Documentary film marks CFK’s 10th Anniversary Chasing the Mad Lion is a full-length documentary film recounting the unlikely friendship of CFK co-founders Rye Barcott, Tabitha Festo and Salim Mohamed, and details how they accomplished seemingly impossible goals. The film also profiles CFK soccer players as they prepare for the championship soccer tournament, the signature event of CFK’s internationally recognized sports program. This riveting true story of joy and pain, failure and perseverance, and the triumph of the human spirit illustrates the power of participatory development to unlock talent in the places of the world that seem so broken that many write them off as hopeless. Produced by CFK board member Beth-Ann Kutchma, Chasing the Mad Lion will be released in Spring 2011, marking CFK’s 10th Anniversary.


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In 2009 our Board of Directors opted to transition its reporting from a calendar year to a fiscal year. The financial statement presented here reflects FY 2010 ( July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010). Despite the persistent downturn in economic markets, CFK received nearly $1 million in FY 2010. In addition to funds raised in the US, $185,000 was raised directly by Kenyan staff. Approximately a third of our income was from our base of loyal CFK donors–people like you. This income allowed CFK to continue to do more with less, getting funds directly into the hands of local leaders to create new community-based initiatives and build the capacity of promising young people. With only one full-time employee in the US, 92% of our funds were spent on programs in Kibera. Because the timing of our income is often unpredictable, we manage our expenditures carefully to ensure that at any given time we have approximately 4-6 quarters of resources to draw on. Additionally some income, such as contributions to our endowment, are kept in investment accounts and provide longer-term stability and cash flow from interest accrual. These contributions are reflected in the financial statement as “permanently restricted income.” CFK’s management has always strived to use resources prudently, focusing on programs and partnerships that will create significant and lasting change. To multiply the impact of every dollar we receive, we partner with organizations who believe in the power of the Kibera community to affect change. Our sincere thanks to the following partners, who have been generous with financial and in-kind support: American Jewish World Service APHIA II Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation British Council Centre for British Teachers Coaches Across Continents Embassy of the United States Nairobi, Kenya FedEx Ford Foundation Global Education Fund Global Fund for Children Google Grassroots Soccer Hewlett-Packard iContact International Finance Corporation Kenya Ministry of Health Kenya Ministry of Higher Education NGOs Co-ordination Board Nike Foundation One World One Rope Patton Boggs LLC Planned Parenthood Federation of America Population Council Pure Digital Technologies Rubberbanditz Sager Family Foundation Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health UNC Center for Global Initiatives The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Soccer Foundation’s Passback Program

Donor Honor Roll In these uncertain times, it’s easy to wonder if anyone wants to help people in a distant place like Kibera. Your overwhelming support tells us that you do. Each day, we see the generosity represented in your gifts multiplied by the people of Kibera. Individuals of all ages are turning to help their neighbors and demonstrating the spirit of a community embracing change. Cham p io n s


Aid for Africa Anonymous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Breuss-Burgess Family Fund Brett and Diana Bullington Bruce and Mary Louise Cohen Ford Foundation Grace Jones Richardson Trust Rolf and Ronda Hoffmann Steve Kapp Esteban McMahan NIKE Inc Will Parrish Porphyry Road Foundation John and Ginger Sall Greg and Nancy Serrurier Melissa Stuart Sycamore Fund Tao Foundation Twelve Labours Foundation Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation

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Anonymous Vera Bacon Beckstrom Family Fund Preston Boyd Meg Charlop Zach Clayton Dennis Clements and Martha Ann Keels CNI Construction Rajesh Desai and Karen Gifford George Family Foundation Eli Griffis Bill and Julia Grumbles Harvard Business School Class of 2010 Hewlett-Packard iContact Tom Kenan Roseanne MacDonald Marshall West Fund Joyce Nielsen Joseph Nye Orphan Support League Pamela Omidyar Dick and Sue Richardson Robert & Joyce Menschel Family Foundation Pierce Roberts Heraclio Rojas Sahlman Family Fund State Employees’ Combined Campaign Kate Steel Edward and Brigitte Westermann WideWaters Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Wooster-Barcott Foundation Yusko Family Foundation

Patron s


Anonymous Kenneth Bartels and Jane Condon Alison Kramer Beckwith Rob and Jennifer Breiman Tom and Nancy Chewning

Stanton Coffin College of the Holy Cross Alan Cross Arielle Gross Nora Happny Mark and Susan Irvings Kathleen McGinn Kitch Family Fund Nick Lewis Lisa A. Mills Fund Barry and Carolyn Moody Kevin Murphy New Garden Friends Meeting David and Rachel Schlesinger Tim and Donna SchwartzBarcott Bria Simpson Graham Spencer UNC Student Activities Fund West Pine Middle School

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Thank you! Winifred LaForce Stacy Lambert Lindsay Larison Robert Leker and Randee Gordon Cheryl Lewy Michael Lienesch and Ann Baker Linda Harrar Productions William Maclean George Manousos Kevin McCadden Stacey McMahan Jeff Meer Ralph and Brenda Messera Linda Mier George Moose and Judith Kaufmann Benjamin Mshila Mark Munger Rajeev Narayan Sujata Narayan Neely’s Windows Doors and More Steve and Susan Nelson Kate Pentland Harrie Perkins Dennis Pinto Jill Pizzotti Mitchell and Joan Polinsky Barry Popkin Georgina Prodhan Caitlin Quinn Hank Ralston Lance Ray Peter Redfield Ruth Reinsel Nicolas and Joan Retsinas Dedee Rigg Jane Roach William Roberts Bo and Melanie Rodenbough David and Lia Royle Heidi Schriefer Caitlin Schryver George Schnack Michele Schoeppe Brenda Schoonover Justin Schulze Jim Scott Louisa Scott Ann Sharma Donald Shriber Mariela Sierra Helen Snow Niklaus and Lucy Steiner Richard Stevens Caroline Straatmann Lisa Suttner Christian SutherlandWong Taylor, Duane, Barton & Gilman, LLP The Fledgling Fund TI Studios LLC Christopher Tomlinson and Shalini Ramanathan Stephen Tripoli and Jean Conley Jeannie Vickery Jennifer Wallach Sean Washburn Norman Watt Kenneth Weast Scott and Julie Werry Spence and Leslie Whitman Stick and Teresa Williams Laura Williamson Michael Wilson James Wise Sandra Woodson Clark Wright

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Candis Alexander Karen Alexander Laurel Anderson Melissa Anderson Elijah Angote Anonymous Douglas Apperson Karen Austrian Mitchell Baker Sumeet Banker Leann Bankoski Rye Barcott Joel and Sandra Barkan Jamie Barker Morgan Barnes Ralph Barndt Maya Barnett Lindsay Barret Shannon Barrett Yaniv Barzilai Richard Baumgarten Jenna Bell Tyson Belanger Kimberley Bell Deborah Bender Dana Bentson Surojit Biswas Jarol Boan Melissa Boles Booz Allen Hamilton Inc Nancy Boulden Harold Bowman Jr Rachel Braden William Brieger Gordon Brown Elizabeth Bruch Meredith Bryson Marilyn Buchen Brooke Bullington Heather Burke Nathan and Mary Calloway Salvotore Cammarata and Eileen EganCammarata Michelle Campbell Miranda Canestro Angela Capobianco Elizabeth Cecil Al Chase Billy and Amy Chamblee Brian Chandler Matthew Chanoff Gwen Chapman Diane and Craig Charrett Lora Cohen Lyndsay Cohen Mary Cooper Kevin Coulter Shirley Crawford Christine Craig Jean Crawford Kristin Crenshaw Lisa Croucher Alicia Curtin Kari Dahlen Alison Davis Laura Day Randall and Kimberly Deinhammer Kathryne DePrimo Laurie Derse Ashley Donaldson Jean Dube Melinda Easterling Debra Edwards Kinnon Elliott Lorraine Elliot Ashley Elsie Cary and Diana Elvington Rick and Shannon Enderle

Michael Enright Amy Entwistle Ruth Enticknap Christina Erickson Andrew and Mary Erickson Carl Ernst Anthony Faber Fletcher Fairey James Feely Scott and Sarah Ferguson Nicole Filla Troy Fitzgerald Seth Fleishman Neil Floyd Faith Fogle Alexander Foley Beverly Garcia Yanick Geremie Charissa Geyer Jennifer Gibbons Sarah Gleason Harry Gooder Lauren Goodridge GoodSearch Brittany Gottschalk David Grady Kate Gregory Elizabeth Greer Carrie Hagan Richard Hannigan and Leslie Samuelrich Kelci Harris Autumn Heep Kristin Higgins Shirley Hills Terri Hodges Warren Hogarth Pamela Hoggard-Boos Drew and Audra Holland Antoinette Horton Marc Howlett Kathleen Hynes Janet Inmon Taylor Isenberg Susan Jackson Karen Jacob Ray and Michelle Johnson Meggan Johnston Gregory and Elisabeth Jonczyk Elif Karis Brandi Kellam Lawrence Kessler Kathleen Kiernan Ellen Kimball Karla King James Klich Steven Knotek and Leslie Babinski George Kogolla Megan Koonts Stella Kordun Ellee Koss Natasha Lambropoulos Lynn Lang Francis Lethem and Brigitte Abrams Brian Levo Diana Levy Mark and Laura Litt Hannah Littman Craig and Virginia MacDonald Barry Malawski Sandra Martino Lea Markovic Lindsey Maynard Brandon McCann Maria Mcdaniel Stephen McGrath Iain McLullich William Mee Karen Mesoznik Larissa Metzker Steven and Lora Meyer Katherine Michals Carla Milan Kathryn Millberg Brad and Stephanie Miller Tomas Moreno Kenneth Morgan Gregory and Stephanie Mosteller Seth Moulton Racha Moussa Eric Nagel Andrew Navratil Michael Norton Shahrzad Nouraini Raymond O’Leary

Melva Okun Anna van Os Janet Parker Seth Parfitt Nancy Paricio Suhag Parikh and Shilpa Shah Jim and Florence Peacock Douglas Pedersen and Tina Heilman Francis Perron Diane Peters Wendi Petersen Jessica Peters Todd Petres Jennifer Pettia Robert Phay Amelia Pickering Emily Reynolds Pierce Alicia Pieroni Lauren Prussing Krista Purnell Ram Book & Supply Brisja Riggins Christine Robison Romina Rosado Thomas Royals Paul Ryan Alexa Salvato John Sanders Zarouhi Sarkisian Brian Schnitzlein Charles Seely Lesa Sexton Katie Shaner Jeff Sheehan Janet Shriber Kim Slovensky Katie Smart Kristen Smith Alex and Susan Snotherly Michael and Dianne Snyder Robert and Katarina Socha Aseem Sood Daniel Southwick Sarah Stevens David Steber Shere Stone Ben and Leigh Stradford Stephanie Sudano Paul and Kelly Sullivan Marcia Surratt Madelyn Swift Shai and Terry Tamari Jennifer Taylor Jason Thomas and Edith Gettes Rebecca Thompson Jonathan and Nicole Trueheart Tripp Tuttle Estelle Underwood Cristy Verellen Eric Walters Laura Walker Julia Wall Mary Wall Michael and Barbara Walsh Albert and Lynn Wartski Richard Waters Ann Waters Staffan Weigel Gerhard and Janet Weinberg Aaron Weiss Kim Whitehead Catherine Whiteside Jennifer Williams Jennifer Winston Richard and Jodi Witte Lisa Wojnovich Brian and Melanie Yen


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James Madison University students help with a community cleanup; CFK volunteers pose for a photo; UNC Summer Fellow chats with program participants; Co-founder Salim Mohamed and Board Member Kim Chapman pose for a photo on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill



Our Staff Kibera, KenYa

George Kogolla Caroline Sakwa Patrick Maina Gachuhi Darius Isaboke Medina Abakar Abdul Hussein Ben Haggai Onyango Nicholas Juma Alfred Nyambane Sarah Waithera Cathrine Wagude Purity Wanjiku Dr. William Mwiti Ruth Bochaberi Guto Macrine Achieng Okello Jane Atieno Janet Jematia Kipkulei Jeffrey Okoro

Executive Director Head of Department, Social Services Head of Department, Finance & Administration Education Officer Program Officer, Taka Ni Pato Program Officer, Sports Association Program Officer, SRH Assistant Program Officer, Sports Association Assistant Program Officer, Taka Ni Pato Assistant Program Officer, Binti Pamoja HCT Counselor HCT Counselor Medical Officer-in-Charge Nursing Officer, SRH & HIV Nursing Officer Office Assistant Finance & Administration Officer Administrative Assistant

Tabitha Medical Clinic Staff (In Partnership with CDC/KEMRI) Hillary Okhidi Omala Regina Waithaka Gathoni Peterson Kamau Kagika Ondari Mogeni Annette Akiso Musa Jane Waithera Muthee Maina Kiregu Kevin Mjete Timothy Dzame Edda Macrine Achieng’ Lucy Owire Akoth Ruth Bochaberi Guto Teresiah Kamau Nduta Juliet Nyawira Ngambi Patricia Jebet Tunge Regina Ngore Evelyne Abisinwa George Awiti Maina Robert Mugo Patricia Ngotho Lillian Akoth Otieno Fredrick Ochenge Ochieng’ Julius Odinga Otieno John Warah Obura Mark Muasa Musyoki Erick Ng’eno Device Judith Adikinyi Phanice Nyarotso Mercy Odongo Vincent Owino David Ochieng’ Pius Onyango

Chapel Hill, USA Leann Bankoski


Clinic Manager Clinical Officer Clinical Officer Clinical Officer Clinical Officer Clinical Officer HIV Clinical Coordinator Data Specialist Nursing Officer-in-Charge Nursing Officer Nursing Officer Nursing Officer Nursing Officer Nursing Officer Nursing Officer Lab Technician Lab Technologist Lab Technologist Lab Technologist Lab Technologist Lab Technologist Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy Technologist Patient Attendant Registration Officer Radiographer Cleaner Cleaner Cleaner Custodian Guard Guard Executive Director

Vice Chair Niklaus Steiner and CFK-Kenya Executive Director George Kogolla in Kibera

Our Boards CFK Inc. Board of Directors Rye Barcott, Treasurer

Co-founder, Carolina for Kibera; Commercial Associate, Duke Energy

Brett Bullington

Angel Investor and Advisor to Start-ups; Technology Entrepreneur; Chair, Oodle, Inc.

Kimberly Chapman

Assistant Director, Duke Global Health Institute

Zach Clayton

Founder and CEO, Three Ships Media

Dr. Jennifer Coffman, Chair

Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs, James Madison University

Dr. Alan Cross

Professor of Social Medicine; Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, UNC-Chapel Hill

Beth-Ann Kutchma, Secretary

Senior Program Officer, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC-Chapel Hill

Esteban McMahan

Trader, Argent Funds Group

Ben Mshila

Compliance Officer, Divi Carina Bay Casino, USVI

Dr. James Peacock (honorary)

Kenan Professor of Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Niklaus Steiner, Vice Chair

Director, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC-Chapel Hill

CFK-Kenya Board of Trustees Dr. Salome Okutoyi Gitari

Project Management Specialist, Paediatric HIV/AIDS, Office of Population and Health, USAID/Kenya

Mumbi Kamuri

SME & Linkages Manager, Rift Valley Railways

Jane Kilonzo

Head of Risk & Compliance, Bank of Africa Kenya

Dr. Justus Mbae

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Joseph Nganga, Chair

CEO, Renewable Energy Ventures

Joseph Njenga

Social Entrepreneur, Community Cleaning Services L to R: Leann Ban koski, CFK Inc. Exe cutive Director; Rye Bar cott, CFK co-founde r; Holden Thorp, Chancello r, UNC-Chapel Hil l; George Kogolla, CFK-Keny a Executive Direct or


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