Bag of Rice Project #52 -A visit to the Wisdom 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 Wisdom family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Laura Paylor this is the 52nd bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

This next story is one of courage and sheer perseverance in the face of gigantic challenges. We visited this next family, The Wisdom family two orphaned siblings living alone. They live in a rented one room apartment and share other facilities such as toilet and bathroom with other tenants in the same building. Their story both impressed and motivated me when I heard of them and inspired us to make the journey to visit them.

Front view of their house

This two siblings lost their parents through sickness and was left with nothing to live off of after they buried them. They have no relatives willing to support them so they left their village and came to Uyo to learn skills and support themselves. The older sibling Etimbuk is has welding skills and supports his sister from the little jobs he gets from welding. His sister Bright is learning to be a tailor so she can also support her brother in taking care of the family. They don’t have a separate room to cook in so they cook in a corner of their one room apartment.

Their Kitchen

This family took my memory back to when my mom was sick before she died and my dad had to take her to a far away hospital and me and my brother lived on our own for almost a year. I remember how that felt and felt connected to this special family who has lost everything but still have each other. I know how far this Rice will take them, I can see the relief on their faces and I know that a difference has been made in their lives. They were in need of care and support and a sign that someone cared for them and our visit helped confirm to them that people still do care for them.

The Wisdoms

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.