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Born in Maniche, Haiti to Anelie Delva, Carmel Wagnac, known to many as Ti-Came, has always had a heart and deep passion for helping those in need.


Carmel held many roles that prepared her for a life of service. In her early years, she worked as an elementary school teacher and later on as a volunteer Program Coordinator for Concile des Eglises Evangelques D’Haiti. She was in charge of matching orphaned children in Haiti with sponsors abroad.  She held this position for seven years before she moved to the United States where she worked as a nurse for almost twenty years. Carmel’s sole purpose for moving to the United States was to provide better opportunities for her four children. Therefore, when her youngest child completed her post-secondary education, Carmel felt compelled to return to Haiti to pursue her dream. Despite political unrest and her children’s concerns for her own safety, this now grandmother of four, was convinced that nothing but God was going to stand in her way.

Soon after, Carmel returned to Haiti and built a modest three-room house in the mountain village of Bonne Fin. Through sincere prayer, it was made clear to Carmel that her new life work would be to serve the people of Bonne Fin.  Her interaction and experience with the people of Bonne Fin led her, in January 2007, to create Nelly’s House, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide meals to impoverished school children.


Due to her commitment, hard work and tenacity, Nelly’s House is making a tremendous impact in many lives. Her legacy will be one of service to the poor and needy of Haiti.

"And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness,and your night will become like the noonday.The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." ~  Isaiah 58:10-11

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