Bag of Rice Project #133 -A visit to the Jewel 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 Jewel family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Vanessa Ellis, Sonya Miller and Candy Draper this is the 133rd bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met this family in a village outside Aba, Nigeria. They were referred to us by their church leader. The Jewel family live in a small one bedroom apartment and they have four kids with another one on the way. We met Mrs Jewel and two of her kids at home and it was a lovely experience meeting them.

The Jewels cook in a different place which they constructed with wood, some palm fonds and a thick cloth and they cook with firewood which makes everywhere black with soot. In the far right of the picture below you can see their bathroom which is also constructed with palm fonds over a cement floor. Mr Jewel is a bricklayer and his wife is a farmer, infact we met her at the farm with her kids who were farming with her.

Mrs Jewel was at their farm which was close to their house. She was super happy to meet us and welcomed us very warmly. This family works extremely hard, and the children are required to labor as well. Her and her kids had been at work all morning and our visit was a miracle according to her. She was grateful to those who donated for her family and prayed that God will bless them. This family deserves this bag of Rice and it will take care of them for some months to come.

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.