Bag of Rice Project #84 -A visit to the Inyang 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 Inyang family, their bag of rice was donated thanks to Sharyn Polley this is the 84th 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. They live in the outskirts of Uyo. The Inyangs live in a one room apartment and share other utilities such as toilets and bathroom with other tenants. We did not meet Mrs Inyang at home. The Inyangs have 1 kid and they were a delight to meet and interact with.

Front view of their house

This family has been under a lot of financial strain. Mr Inyang is a tailor and struggles to feed his family. They live in a house with no kitchen, so they manage to cook in the same room they live in. Mrs Inyang is not employed but sometimes goes back to her village in other to get farm produce that the family can survive with. We loved the Inyangs and their son Rabbi was a joy to speak with.

Their kitchen space

When I heard from the church leader about the difficulties this family was facing I knew we made the right decision to visit them. Mr Inyang was very grateful we came. He told me that his wife was returning from the village and that she did not get any food and that we just came as an answer to their prayers. They were grateful and thanked those who donated for them to receive the bag of Rice. We felt for this special family and know that we were guided to visit them at the time we did.

Mr Inyang and Rabbi

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.