Bag of Rice Project #179 -A visit to the James 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 James family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Shari Diedrick-Carter this is the 179th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met this family in a village outside Uyo, Nigeria. They were introduced to us by their village head that also served as our guide. The James family live in a mud house with no electricity or plumbing. For water they get from a stream or collect rain water. They have 6 kids but we met only the last one at home. The others were all out when we visited.

The James family cook in a small shed that they built outside their house. They use firewood to cook because it us the cheapest that they could find. This family are all farmers and they have felt the effects of this lockdown because they have not been able to go to the market and sell their goods. So it has been hard for them to buy the things they need to survive.

It was a pleasure to finally meet this family. We drove hours to meet them and lost our way to their house twice. It was a fun experience and we loved every bit of our journey to their place. The James family were very happy with our visit and were grateful for the bag of Rice. We all laughed over our journey stories and in the midst of our being lost we discovered several other families.

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.