Bag of Rice Project #262 -A visit to the Monday 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 Monday family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Sonya Miller, Linda Honsvick and Elaine Ausby this is the 262nd bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met the Mondays in a village outside of Uyo, Nigeria. They were introduced to us by their village chief who also helped us to navigate the area by giving us a guide. The Mondays have four children and they live in a two bedroom mud house that they built from scratch with the help of the entire village. They share the house with the Marks who are in our next story. This village has not had electricity for close to 10 years and to charge their phones or any electrical appliance they have to walk miles to the nearest town where people charge 13 pennies to charge your phone for 2 hours. This might not sound like much but remember many of these families are lucky to earn 1-2 US dollars a day for a hard days labor.

The Mondays cook in a mud hut made out of sticks and palm fonds. They use firewood to cook as it is the cheapest they can afford. Mr Monday and his wife are both farmers and they grow cassava around their house. It is not enough to take care of all their needs so two of their kids are currently living with Mr Monday’s older brother who is in the city.

We only met Mrs Monday and her daughter at home. Mr Monday had gone out to sell their produce at the local market. The Mondays were especially happy to meet us. Mrs Monday had seen us pass one day and had been praying that we visit their family. Most families in Nigeria can not afford to even buy Rice in cups and they were ecstatic to receive a full bag of it. Mrs Monday rained prayers on those who donated the bag of Rice to her family and prayed that God will continue to bless them.

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.