Bag of Rice Project #336 -A visit to the Obot 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 Obot family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Crystal Ashby this is the 336th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We met this family in Uruan village just outside Uyo.The Obot family were very happy to receive us. We met with Mrs Anietie Godwin Obot whose husband had passed away and was left with her two beautiful kids. This wonderful family live in a fairly jaggy zinc roof top house surrounded with many farming equipments. There are many jerricans filled with water in the front and backyard of the compound, this was done due to the unavailability of light to supply water in the area. Mrs Anietie is a very strong and hardworking woman despite the death of her husband she still strives to provide for their basic needs.

Front view of their home
Back view of their home

The Obot family cook with firewood by the backyard of their house. They use firewood because it is the cheapest source of fuel that they can afford. Mrs Anietie sells vegetables at a local market. She has to work hard to grow these vegetables so she can take them to the market to sell. This is their only source of income since her husband passed away. It’s really been difficult for this family to survive because most times they experience bad weather conditions which affects their crops and sometimes they’ll have to go days without eating good food.

Their kitchen

Mrs Anietie and her 2 kids are survivors. They are strong and hardworking, despite their unfavourable conditions. When we finally told them our purpose of visit, they were very happy, pleased and grateful and also thanked those who donated it for them and asked special blessing on them. Getting to know this family was worth it as it was a very wonderful experience.

The Obots

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.