Bag of Rice Project #78 -A visit to the Jacob 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 Jacob family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Carol Hannold Family this is the 78th bag of rice our program has been able to give away thanks to generous donations.

We visited this wonderful family in Uyo, Nigeria. The Jacob family is a special family for us to visit. We went to see them early in the morning and missed seeing the children. Mrs Jacob is a widow and stays with her 3 kids in a one room apartment. She is a trader and sells fruits. She gave us bananas when we came to see her, which we appreciated a lot.

Front view of the house

Their house does not have room for a kitchen and she uses a separate smaller room for her kitchen. Mrs Jacob sells fruits in a local market and she relies on heavy patronage to make money for her children to eat. It has been hard for her to make enough money to take care of her children and their school fees and their feeding.

Her Kitchen

When we explained why we cam to see her, Mrs Jacob was so happy and grateful for the bag of Rice. She thanked those who donated to her and she said that she felt special that we visited her. She insisted in giving us bananas which we accepted happily. In her tribe it is tradition to give a gift when someone gives you a gift. It was a delight to visit with Mrs Jacob and we left her place feeling happy that we achieved our purpose of helping her.

Mrs Jacob

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.