We first met Nelly in 2010. She lived in Matero compound and attended school through our child sponsorship program. She was living with her grandmother who was struggling to provide.
When the Arise Homes opened in December of 2011, Nelly was one of our first to move in. We will never forget the day picking her up in the compound as she hopped in our car wearing red boots and had a small backpack of clothes with her. Nelly had no idea what was about to happen to her life!
Nelly is more reserved and would tell you herself that she is an introvert. But man, she is funny! Once you get to know Nelly, you see a sweet, caring and gentle spirit girl. She is fierce in Pictionary games and will tell you when you aren't drawing well. She has a "subtle sass" and can be mischievous when you don't expect it. We sure do love Nelly and thank the Lord she is a part of the Arise Africa Family.