Bag of Rice Project #252 -A visit to the Isu 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 Isu family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Chonetha Hernandez this is the 252th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met Mrs Isu in Ibii, a village on the outskirts of Afikpo in eastern Nigeria. Mrs. Udu Isu was a farmer before sickness relegated her to the background. She was doing very well during her young age as a farmer, together with her husband, they had one of the biggest yam barns in the village. Things took a dramatic turn when her husband died leaving her all to herself and the farm work. She is about 80 years, living with her daughter in-law and a grandson who according to her are God-sent. She stays at home all the time as she finds it difficult moving around without help.

She cooks with firewood, although she doesn’t do the cooking herself, she uses a mud designed cooking stove which accepts little quantity of firewood. She depends on her grandson to fetch firewood from nearby bushes

She was filled with gratitude when we presented the bag of rice to her, she prayed that God should bless the donors in a million folds.

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.