KenyaMinistry to the people of Kenya
First Love International in Kenya
Operation Hope is the name of a ministry of love and compassion that First Love International Ministries launched in April 2004 in an attempt to rescue orphaned boys and girls from an otherwise hopeless situation in the Kibera slum.
First Love Kenya currently operates several ministries to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those living in desperate poverty in slums in the Nairobi area of Kenya.
FIRST LOVE KENYA CHILDREN’S HOMES
First Love operates two children’s homes in Kenya. The First Love Kenya’s Children’s Home is located near Nairobi and the Riziki Children’s Home is located near Kalifi. The homes provide a safe, loving, Christ -centered environment for the children to grow and learn.
The children have been orphaned through AIDS, disease, violence, or simply been abandoned by their parents. First Love becomes the legal guardian for each of the children, and provides for all of their physical and educational needs.
First Love has constructed Daraja House in order to go full-circle with the orphan children God brings to us. We feel that God would have us care for these kids just like any of you would care for your own children. The Kenyan Children’s Department requires that once a child reaches the age of 18 he/she must move off the property of a children’s home or orphanage. Since we do not want to just send our older kids back to the slums, we have opened a transition home for them, which we are calling Daraja (bridge in English) House. This building serves as a “bridge” from youth to adulthood for our older young people as they finish up high school, go to college, or get their first jobs.
BARAKA WOMEN’S CENTRE
The Baraka Women’s Center is a livelihood program for widows and single mother’s that teaches them to sew and make crafts in order to provide an income for their families.
The Baraka women make beautiful handbags, aprons, and other craft items that First Love sells in the states with all of the proceeds going to back to the women. They have also made the curtains for the children’s home and school uniforms for the Raila Education Center.
The women that complete the educational part of the program are given a new sewing machine and assistance in setting up their own business.
FOOD for LIFE
First Love’s Food for Life ministry currently provides free food to small children’s homes, feeding programs, and schools in the slums throughout Kenya. The programs provide breakfast, lunch, and, in some cases, dinner for starving children. Our goal is to feed 5,000 hungry kids a day.
FIRST LOVE NETWORK
First Love Kenya has formed the First Love Network to partner with other children’s homes and feeding programs in the Nairobi area. First Love assists them with food, construction projects and child sponsorships. The First Love Network has provided services to Abbas House, African Children’s Project, Morning Star children’s homes and the Little Lambs feeding program.
Biggest Current Needs
- Christian 83% 83%
- Muslim 11.2% 11.2%
- Traditionalist 1.7% 1.7%
- Other or Unspecified 1.8% 1.8%
- None 2.4% 2.4%
First Love International
We are an interdenominational mission agency founded for the purpose of bringing the life-giving message of salvation through Jesus Christ to un-reached people residing in impoverished regions of the world.