Bag of Rice Project #197 -A visit to the Frank 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 Frank family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Carolyn Cleland this is the 197th 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 Frank family to us and they were very interesting to meet. Mrs Frank is a widow, she and her five kids live in a one bedroom mudhouse that has no electricity or plumbing. This village also has a problem with water and to get water they have to fetch from their local stream or collect rain water.

The Franks cook in a dimly lit room. They use firewood like the majority of people in this village do because it is cheap than the alternatives. Mrs Frank is a trader and she sells vegetables and fruits at a local market. She uses income from this her little business to take care of her 5 kids. Things has not been easy for them as they have struggled to feed and go to school. We did not however meet any of her kids at home because they were all at school when we visited.

We enjoyed meeting Mrs Frank and talking to her about her children. She was very surprised and grateful for the bag of rice and she thanked those who donated it for her and her family. They will benefit from this food from a long time and they will divert their little income to other important areas.

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.