Soon after the setup of the Nehemiah Home, it was agreed that the issues for the females were quite distinct and should be catered for separately from the males. The Ruth Nest programme provided residential care for girls and young women who were rebel soldiers, who were captured and abused by rebel troops, or who had being orphaned. A number of these young women had their own children (some as young as 14) and no family to return to. Through the Ruth’s Nest programme these women were able to to experience healing in their lives, gain education and vocational skills which has enabled them to move on in the community.
This project continued until 2008 when all the girls were successfully re-integrated into the community.