Bag of Rice Project #256 -A visit to the Egwu 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 Egwu family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Esther Roop this is the 256th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

Mrs. Obila Beatrice Egwu a single mother, has been a farmer for many years. She cultivates Cassava and yams. The piece of land in which she cultivates is so small that it doesn’t produce enough yields for commercial purposes. So, whatever comes out from the farmland is what she eats with her four children. This has led her into doing menial jobs in order to survive. She finds it difficult to foot the school fees of her eldest daughter, with different stages of examinations fast approaching, there is no hope she could join some of her privileged counterparts in the examination.

She cooks with firewood which is quite affordable and accessible. There is no means of getting an alternative method of cooking especially with current price of oil products.

She and her daughter were very happy to receive a bag of rice, they couldn’t believe it was all for themselves. They rendered prayers to the donors for their benevolence asking God to bless them over and over again.

You might notice in the photos the bag says flour. This village was far away from where we normally purchase the rice, We found a rice mill closer to their village that would sell us the rice in bulk. However we had to bring our own bags to fill. The bags we found were not rice bags they were flour sacks, but they fulfilled the purpose we needed. We were grateful to be able get this rice to this remote village, it was a difficult task and took some resourceful thinking to make it happen.

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.