Bag of Rice Project #162 -A visit to the Inyang 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 Inyang family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Nick, Mariah and Elijah Weber this is the 162nd bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met this family in a village called Uruk Unam outside Uyo, Nigeria. They were recommended to us by their neighbors when they saw us in the area. The Inyangs live in a rather small mud house with no plumbing or electricity. We met Mrs Inyang, a widow and her two kids. We did not plan to meet this family but some people pointed them out and we went over to talk to them.

This very simple family do not have a room for their kitchen, so they cook outside in the open behind their house. They use firewood to make meals as that is the cheapest fuel they can afford. Mrs Inyang is a farmer and sells the harvests of her Cassava farm in order to feed and afford basic amenities for her and her kids. But even farming has been affected by this pandemic and they have not been able to sell their produce and have been struggling to get food.

This family was very surprised with our visit and were very grateful for the gift. They were thankful for the bag of Rice and to those who donated for them to get it. I could see a little bit of me and my brother in her kids, when our mother died and I was left with only our father to care for sue. I hope they will come to appreciate the struggle their strong mother has made to keep them alive so far and I am happy that we could contribute to her efforts.

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.