Associate Elly Naiko

Naiko_Elly, AssociateAssociate Elly Naiko was born in Makassar, Indonesia, in 1934. Elly first heard about our Community when she was in her mid-twenties. In 1985, she decided to become an Associate. While spending time with Medical Mission Sisters in Jakarta, Elly learned of a vacancy in our Fatima Hospital in Pare Pare. She served there for 10 years in various capacities, including supervision of the hospital kitchen and laundry. In 1995, after a visit to the Netherlands, she took part in the foundation of the social institution, Bina Keluarga Lansia (BKL) Pangngu’rangi in Makassar. Founded to accompany the elderly and help them and their relatives maintain family unity, a social life, and an active spiritual life, it grew to over 2000 elderly members over the next 10 years. Today Elly, a widow, has three stepchildren and 10 grandchildren and lives with her elder sister in Jakarta.