Bag of Rice Project #194 -A visit to the Akoko 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 Akoko family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Lise Galle this is the 194th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met this wonderful family in a village in the southern part of Nigeria. They were introduced to us by their village chief whom we had to meet before we entered the village. He recommended the Akoko family to us. The Akokos have 9 children and live in a mud house with no electricity or plumbing and for water they fetch from a stream or collect rain water.

The Akokos cook in a semi open kitchen. They use firewood because it is the cheapest they can afford. We did not meet Mr Akoko at home as he was in the farm. Mrs Akoko is also a farmer and helps her husband along with all their kids. They have a large family and they all have to help out in the farms.

We were really happy to meet this family. They were very welcoming towards us. They were very happy with the bag of Rice and expressed their thanks to those who donated for them. They appreciated the bag of Rice a lot because Rice is very expensive in the country and they feel lucky enough to have one.

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.