Bag of Rice Project #138 -A visit to the Victoria 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 Victoria Family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Susan Jackson and Shannan Brice this is the 138th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met this special family in a village outside Aba, Nigeria. They were introduced to us by their village chief. We met Mrs Victoria a widow whose husband had died months ago from a protracted illness and left her and her child to fend for themselves. They live in a 2 bedroom house that is largely unfinished. This family were very welcoming to us when we visited them.

Since the house was still unfinished, Mrs Victoria has no kitchen so she cooks in the bedroom and uses a part of the bedroom as her kitchen. They use a kerosene stove to cook while it is not as cheap as firewood, it produces less smoke than firewood. Mrs Victoria sells herbal drinks in front of their house and she makes drinks from herbs and plants and people buy them to drink if they were feeling unwell.

This family was very happy to see us. We met Mrs Victoria and her son Mike and when we told Mrs Victoria about why we visited her and what we brought for her, she was very grateful and thanked those who donated to her family. This family very much deserved this gift of a bag of Rice as Mrs Victoria does not make enough to take care of her family and will greatly treasure this bag of Rice.

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.