ICC Supports a Blind Widow in Nigeria
09/07/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On April 4, Fulani militants ambushed a village in Nigeria, killing a man named Ibrahim John. In the wake of this tragedy, Ibrahim’s blind widow, Jummai, and six children were left without their husband, father, and breadwinner. Prior to Ibrahim’s death, his family relied on him for food, clothing, and shelter.
With the region’s poor economic condition, Jummai’s disability, and the continued conflict in their community, prospects to provide for themselves appeared dim. Making matters worse, the community was no longer safe for Jummai and her children due to the frequent attacks.
In order to support Jummai and her children during this difficult time, ICC stepped in to assist them in their transition. First, we provided rent for the family to move into a new apartment where they will be safer from the violence plaguing their community.
Next, we provided the family with sewing equipment and a storefront so that they can support themselves financially. One of the older children will operate the business in order to provide financially for his mother and siblings. He expressed, “Thank you so much, ICC, for all the items, [especially] the sewing equipment you bought for us! I promise to work hard to support my blind mother and my younger ones. God will bless you. May God strengthen you and see you through in all that you’re doing in Jesus name.”
Lastly, to sustain the family until the sewing business brings in a steady income, we provided them with a food package consisting of dietary staples such as rice, oil, beans, salt, maize, and more.
Jummai shared, “I’m so grateful to God for the support from ICC. God will bless you as you continue with the good works. This chance of living that you’ve given me and my children will forever be remembered.”
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