Nelson lives with his mother and his four siblings. They have no father. The mother is unemployed and works hard to provide food from their machamba (plot of land), so that the family has something to eat. When Nelson joined Okalawo school, he was initially very withdrawn, not wanting to play with others and holding himself back. He has gradually grown in confidence through his cell group at school, and now Nelson is a happy boy and a friend to many. In his free time, he likes to play ball. Nelson dreams of becoming a great teacher one day, to help improve his family situation and also that of others in his community.