A Bag of Rice Project #9 -A visit to the Okwudiri Agbakuru family

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Learn how you can be apart of helping people who are in need with our A Thrifty Mom Bag of Rice Campaign. In 2016 we started helping a young man named Ikechukwu from Nigeria. Summer of 2019 we were able to visit his family in Aba, Nigeria. While there we saw widespread poverty and lack of basic needs. We would like to invite you to help meet one of those basic needs, by providing Nigerian families with rice. This gift will feed a large family for a few months, or a single person a year. It also reminds them they are loved, and brings most of them to tears… as a full bag of rice is one of the most generous gifts they will ever receive.

The Following story is about the Okwudiri Agbakura family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Cat Neiheise this is the 9th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

A fortuitous moment brought us to this wonderful family. They were not our intended visit. On our way to another family to deliver a bag of rice to them, we needed directions from someone from that family and nobody picked up the phone or call back to help us to get to their house, We assume that they were not willing to receive us and since it was our last bag of rice for that day we decided to give it to the first family we drove past and felt the need to give to. As we drove past we met 3 kids playing outside and asked them if their parents were inside and they said yes so we went in to see the parents.

In the above picture, we just met them and have spoken to them about why we came. We met Mr and Mrs Okwudiri, they have 6 children. The man is a small time business man and sells building materials to earn a living while his wife takes care of the kids. They live in a 1 bedroom apartment where they shared other facilities with other tenants of the compound.

Initially they greeted us with a little hesitation but after we spoke to them they eased up a bit. The father told us that they have been wondering where they would get money to buy some cups of rice to eat and thanked us for coming to their rescue. Little did they know how lucky they were that they had wonderful kids who were in the right place at the right time.

Learn how you can be apart of helping people who are in need with our A Thrifty Mom Bag of Rice Campaign. You can also read about other families we have been able to bless here.

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