Bag of Rice Project #181 -A visit to the Ekeleke 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 Ekeleke family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to an anonymous donorthis is the 181st bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met this next family in a village outside Uyo, Nigeria. They were introduced to us by their village chief. The Ekelekes are orphans and they lost their parents some years ago and have been taking care of each other since. The two brothers built their mud house from the ground up. It has no electricity or plumbing and for water they fetch from a local stream or collect rain water.

The Ekelekes built an extra room to be used as a kitchen. They cook with firewood because thats what they can afford. The kitchen is bare and they don’t have much in it. Onofiok Ekeleke is the oldest of the two boys and he rides a bike for commercial purposes and he works all day to take care of his younger brother and put him through school.

The strength this boys have to have lost their parents this young and having to survive on their own is enormous. They were happy to welcome us and were very grateful for those who donated the Rice for them. I was happy to have visited them and I hope this our visit serves as a reminder to them that God is directing people that will keep helping them out in life.

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.