Cynthia’s Story

Cynthia was one of the first little girls that First Love brought into the original First Love Children’s Home.  Her parents died when she was very young and she moved to the Kibera slum to live with her Aunt and Uncle.

Life was difficult as the family was extremely poor and often went without food. To make matters worse, Cynthia was cruelly mistreated by her Aunt.  Unable to afford school fees, she did not start school until she was 9 years old.

Cynthia’s first contact with First Love was at school.  First Love had started a feeding program at the Railah Education in the Kibera slum providing breakfast and lunch for free to all of the children.  Learning of the terrible conditions that Cynthia and other orphans were living in spurred First Love to build a small house on the grounds of the Railah Education Center.  Cynthia and the other girls were now in a safe, loving, Christ centered environment.  While in 7th grade, Cynthia gave her life to Jesus during the evening devotions at the home.

First Love continued to take in orphan girls and quickly outgrew the small home.   Land was purchased and First Love constructed what is now the First Love Children’s Home.   What started with 4 little girls is now home to over 100 boys and girls.  Cynthia grew into a leader of the children.  She is grateful to First Love and all who have given for providing a loving home where she could pursue her dreams.  In 2016 Cynthia became the first of the children to graduate from college and is now working in Micro-Finance.

First Love International

We are a non-denominational mission agency founded for the purpose of bringing love and hope to un-reached people residing in impoverished regions of the world.


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