Bag of Rice Project #41 -A visit the Friday 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 Friday family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Melissa Coy and Ashley Ecker Family this is the 41st bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

This family was recommended to us by their church leader and they are the 3rd weekday named family we have visited. Mrs Friday has 3 children. They were evicted out of their house and someone gave them a house to stay. The house is an uncompleted building which they have somehow made habitable.

Front view of the house

They have financial issues leading them to leave their house and were given a to place to stay by a local villager. The Fridays added a simple structure to act as a kitchen for them. Mrs Friday is a trader and trades in fruits to feed her children. They also farm and feed on their farm produce.

Their kitchen

The Fridays are a very happy family. When we met them they were so happy to receive us. Mrs Friday was so happy that we visited and she thanked us for the gift and told us how much it meant to her and the difference it will make to their family. We were contented that they had received a reason to smile and would face the future knowing with a little more spring in their steps.

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.