Bag of Rice Campaign #11 A visit to the Paul Achumu 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 Paul Achumu family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Debra Thomas this is the 11th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations!

The next family we visited was the Paul Achumu family. They lived in a one bedroom apartment and shared other facilities with their next door neighbor. Mr Paul has a job as a bus conductor (he collects money from passengers in a bus), this job literally pays next to nothing as it is just one bus and barely carries up to 18 people on one trip! His wife as at the time we met just gave birth to a baby girl a week ago and she is not employed. This new baby makes it two for them.

A front view of their house (the one on the right)

We heard of this wonderful family because some women in our church went to give her some food items because the family could barely afford to eat. When I heard of their story I was moved to help them with the bag of rice. When we reached where they lived we only met the wife Mrs Chinaza Paul and she was precisely who we wanted to speak to. Her and her husband has been married for 8 years. They had one kid very early in their marriage and has been plagued with a lot of miscarriage issues until the new baby girl came. I have been told of how she is one of the first people that comes to church and how she turns up for cleaning of the chapel every Saturday until her pregnancy could not let her walk around. When we went to meet her, she was at home alone as her husband has gone to work. After helping her clean up her house we gave her the bag of rice and she was very grateful and told us how much it meant to her that we visited and how we have put a smile on the face of her and her 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.