Bag of Rice Project #298 -A visit to the Ukpon family

Spread the love


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 Ukpon family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Lynn Palmer this is the 298th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

Meet Mrs. Mary George Ukpon, a 62 year old widow. She lost her husband to the cold hands of death years ago after the birth of their last child. According to her, ever since the demise of her husband, things have not been the same again because he was a very successful farmer. She has six children to cater for and her business cannot equate the demands of her immediate family needs. Mrs Mary sells fruits at the village market, she said it’s very difficult footing the children’s fees because she has no helper.

Front view of their home
Side view of their home

From the look of things, the mud house where they live has suffered cracking, the roof is covered with trampoline, she fears it can be pulled down anytime by whirlwind. They cook beside the building which is having its ripple effects on the building, as usual, they cook with popular metal tripod stand with firewood which the fetch from nearby bushes.

Their kitchen

They were very happy to receive us and thanked the donors for remembering them. They prayed for God’s blessings upon their families and all endeavors.

The Ukpons

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.