Bag of Rice #53 -A visit to the Udofia 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. You can also read about other families we have been able to bless here.

The Following story is about the Udofia family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to M Nelson this is the 53rd bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

This wonderful family was recommended to us by their church leader. They live in Uyo in and they have 3 kids. They live in a one bedroom apartment and share other utilities such as toilet and bathroom with other tenants.

Front view of their house

We did not meet Mr Udofia at home as he had gone to his work as a bus attendant . His wife Mrs Grace is a strong woman who taught herself French and how braid hair. She teaches French in a local school nearby but she is paid next to nothing and the family have found themselves always looking for food to eat and take care of their kids. The 3 kids are wonderful, they provided a ray of sunshine to our day. When we brought the Rice they attempted to lift the bag of rice and take it inside. The sight of that made my heart melt.

The boys trying to lift the bag with all their might

The family was so happy and grateful for the rice. Things might not be perfect in the family but the joy on their face when they saw the bag of Rice was unparalleled. And it showed on their faces and the way they greeted us and interacted with us. They wanted me to extend their gratefulness to those who donated the bag of rice to them. And I am sure it will go a long way in helping this family.

The Udofia family

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.