Bag of Rice Project #188 -A visit to the Udoh 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 Udoh family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Carol Domingues, Deborah Chad, Katie Santora and Stacie Toombs this is the 188th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met this wonderful family in a village outside Uyo, Nigeria. They were introduced to us by their village chief. The Udohs have 7 kids and they live in a one bedroom mud house with no electricity or plumbing. For water they either collect rain water or fetch from the stream. We loved meeting this family and had a nice time talking to them.

We only met 3 of the Udohs children at home. They explained to us that their parents travelled to another village to farm and took some of their older siblings with them. The Udohs are specialty farmers and because they have a large family they go around looking for farms that they can work on and get money. This type of work is usually scarce and back breaking because the farms people won’t want to work in are usually very large and in need of extra work. And they do the work manually with hoes and axes and get paid very little for the hard work they put in. Most of the times they just leave their youngest children and go and sleep for days at the farm they need to work on. They cook with firewood and use a part of their room inside to cook.

We were happy to meet this family. We had already been told their story by their village chief and we were looking forward to meeting them. Even though we did not meet their parents the smiles on the faces of the kids was enough for us. They expressed their gratefulness for those who donated and I am sure their parents will be happily surprised when they come home to the 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.