Distribution of Rice and Oil
A philanthropist in Benin who wishes to remain anonymous generously donated one ton of rice along with 250 litters of cooking oil for our foundation to distribute to those in need.
This was a very pleasant surprise for us because we knew that we would need to exit the country to attend an event at Washington D.C. back in the United States and would not be able to pull our first container from port.
Although we only had a small percentage of what we expect to distribute later in the year, we soon realized how much impact is created by providing those in need with vital food for their families.
A personal friend who is a known recording artist in Benin, Joy Cena, helped us to determine two areas in Cotonou where there are women and children living in poverty.
One area in particular had just the evening before been flooded by a tremendous downpour which drenched many homes and ruined their food supplies.
On June 13th we packed up our rented automobile with a portion of the foodstuffs, and drove to Cotonou where we split up the load between two locations that were brought to our attention as having many women and children who are living at the poverty level in the city.
Another personal friend living in Benin who works as a councilor at Bethesda Hospital in Cotonou and is a Pastor recommended two very rural areas North of Porto Novo where there are small villages who are having difficulty acquiring food.
On June 14th we packed up our rented automobile again with another portion of the foodstuffs, and drove to north of Porto Novo where we again split up the load between two more locations that were brought to our attention as having many women and children who are living at the poverty level in a rural setting.
Upon entering the remote villages one could almost sense the feeling that you’ve stepped back in time to a simpler age without electricity and modern appliances. Women and children were anxiously awaited our arrival with buckets and containers ready to bring home their surprise supper.