Bag of Rice Project #320 -A visit to Bassey 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 Bassey family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to an anonymous donor this is the 320th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

Afana Ikot village in Uruan Local Government Area where we met the Bassey family. During our interactions, we learnt that the head of the family Mr. Obong Edet Bassey, is the bread winner of the family. He cultivates Cassava in his farm and sells same at the market. He has been into medium scale farming with nothing much to justify his hard work. Due to his family size, more of the produce are consumed by the family, which leaves them with only small portions for marketing. For this reason, he feels there is need for expansion and to inject more capital into the farm work. According to him, the condition of the family is not getting better because of the rising costs of basic needs.

Front view of their home
Side view of their home

Looking around the house, we discovered that it is a two bedroom mud apartment without any form of furniture, plumbing or electricity while we sighted a large space reserved as kitchen, using the old tripod stand as cooking apparatus.

On behalf of his family, he thanked us immensely for visiting his household, saying that this will certainly go a long way to patch whatever demands for food in his house. He prayed that God enlarge the coast of all the donors and everyone is a part of this wonderful initiative.

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.