Bag of Rice Project #183 -A visit to the Akpa 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 Akpa family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to an anonymous donor this is the 183rd bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met the Akpa family in a village outside Uyo, Nigeria. They were referred to us by their village head. Mrs Akpa is a widow and she has 2 kids. Due to the death of her husband some years ago, they live with Mrs Akpa’s brothers mud house and the part they live in collapsed two weeks ago and they covered it with a tarp. This house has no electricity or plumbing but the Akpas were grateful for its shelter.

The Akpas cook in a semi open kitchen and they use firewood to cook their meals. The Akpas are farmers and they also loan out their services to other families and work on their farms with them. This very humble family have found it very hard to find food to eat or even to repair their broken down home and this economic lockdown and high food prices has made things as hard as possible for them.

The Akpa family has long prayed for a miracle in order to alleviate their struggles and they believe that our visit is an answer to their prayers. They were very grateful to those who donated this bag of Rice for them and were both happy and surprised as to how they got it. They will benefit from the use of this Rice as it is very needed but expensive commodity for them.

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.