Bag of Rice Project #259 -A visit Eluu 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 Eluu family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Jeri Carr this is the 259th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We drove down a remote village, renowned for its fishing occupation, a small village surrounded by water from the South, known as Ozizza. We met the Eluus with their 3 lovely children. They live in a rented one bedroom apartment with other tenants. The house does not have plumbing or electricity and to get water they have to trek to a local stream.


Mrs Florence Eluu is in her mid-50’s, she is a petty trader, which is the only available and sustainable job for her at the moment, she is married but her husband was not home at the time of our arrival. Looking at how they feed, they cooked with firewood, supported by three huge stones that formed a tripod cooking stand. The kids had little to feed, more often than not, they were forced to eat once per day. This has been their regular eating habit for years.

We were very happy to meet this wonderful family. They were very grateful with their bag of Rice and thanked those who donated it to their family. The economic shutdown has really affected every Nigerian and our visit was very welcomed by the Eluu family. We left with smiles on our faces because we left them in better state than when we met them.

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.