Bag of Rice Project #241 -A visit to the Atiata 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 Atiata family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Broderick Booth and family this is the 241st bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met the Atiata family in a village just outside of Uyo, Nigeria. They were recommended to us by his village chief. Mrs Atiata is a widow and she has 7 children and they live in a one bedroom mud house with no electricity or plumbing. Parts of their house is falling apart but they are still living in it.

Side view of their house
Back view of their house
Front view of their house

The Atiatas cook outside their home in a semi open kitchen. They use sticks to cook and even though it makes the pots very black with soot, it is the cheapest that they can afford. Mrs Atiata since her husband’s death has been the main breadwinner of their family. She sells fruits and vegetables in the local market and all her kids help out during farming season.

We had fun visiting this family. They were so welcoming and happy with our visit. They were very appreciative for the bag of Rice and thanked those who donated it to their family. And I know that this gift means a lot to this family and will help them to keep on surviving.

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.