Bag of Rice Project #309 -A visit to the Aniema 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 Aniema family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Debbie and Larry Ashby this is the 309th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

The Aniemas appear to the largest family we met in this village of Uruk Anam Local Government Area. A large family of 10, plus nine grandchildren whose family is renowned for their farming abilities. As at time we visited, only the people in the picture were the members of the family available to talk with us. The head of the family, Mr. Aniema, his wife, and some other members of the family were already out working in the farm. Farming takes long hours or back breaking work with little reward.

Interestingly, they live in a block house most in the village are made of mud and sticks. They at one point had enough to construct a home from blocks. Although we suspect that there is every possibility of leakage because the rooftops were improvised by old bamboo flexes, and could barely survive a whirlwind. Because of the population of the family, what is brought to the table from the farm work is not able to put good food on their table while their Education is a forgone alternative. All hand must help on the farm order for them to survive, often with hungry stomachs and lack of proper education.

Front view of their home
Back view

They live in a home with no water or electricity. They cook by assembling stones in trickles, stones that permit little size kindlings, which they can undoubtedly access from close by shrubs.

Their kitchen

They received us with opens arms and offered Kola to us. They thought we were sent by Politicians to share palliatives yet when we disclosed to them how these gifts happened, they were cheerful and prayed God to favor upon the benefactors, requesting God to renew their sources of income.

The Aniema

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.