Bag of Rice Project #313 -A visit to Ubong family


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 Ubong family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to ALEXA BRACHT this is the 313th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met Mr. Ubong Sunday, who pretty seems to have settled well into his early 30s. The energetic young man and his wife, Emediong live in this one bedroom apartment with their only child who just arrived some months back. From discussions, we got to know that he dropped the pursuit of his Education due to paucity of funds. At first, he engaged in menial jobs before resorting to learning how to cut hair.

Front view of their home

He enrolled into barbing apprenticeship program in order to put food on his table, the program stipulates that it doesn’t pay applicants during the program as it is only centered on skills acquisition and graduation. This situation has forced his family into untold hardship, because there is no profit on the skill acquisition yet. When we looked around the environment, we couldn’t find any space mapped out for kitchen, but we saw what looked like a make-shift bathroom.

He was very happy when we presented a bag of rice to him at no expense whatsoever. He prayed and asked God to bless the donors immensely. This bag of rice will bless his family for months to come and take the burden of how to feed his family, off this young fathers shoulders.

The Ubongs

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.