YULETIDE: FAITH & HOPE FOUNDATION REACHES OUT TO LESS PRIVILEGED PERSONS
By Sunday Memeh
The Founder, Faith & Hope Foundation, a United States of American, ((USA) based Charity Organization, Chief Ezinne Rachel Isibor, the Ome-Ogoh of Ute-Okpu Kingdom, on Thursday, December 21 2023, donated Rice and Wrappers to 290 Widows and 50 Orphans in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Speaking during the event, held at Ute-Alohen Community Town Hall, on a brief lecture, titled,” Economic Empowerment,” Chief Eliot Isibor, the Onu-Obi of Ute-Okpu Kingdom, charged the widows to always work together, love one another and avoid jealousy so that their lives will continue to move forward.
He encouraged them to always put their trust in God as He is the Alpha and the Omega who will take care of them and provide their needs.
Speaking further, Chief Isibor who is a Board Member, New Jersey State, USA enlightened the widows on the need to be hard-working, law-abiding and rely fully on God. He educated them on the dangers of alcohol, intake of hard drugs, stealing what does not belong to them and jealousy.
Talking about economic empowerment, the Ute-Okpu American trained businessman, Chief Eliot Isibor, advised the Nigerian Government to always support the Widows and the Orphans so that they will be able to cope with their families. He also noted that when the Widows and other less privileged ones are empowered to be self-reliant, criminal activities in the society will reduce to its barest minimum.
Above all, he encouraged the widows to try as much as they can, to train their children in school, rather than allowing their children to go into Yahoo-Yahoo business and other social vices, as the importance of education in any given society cannot be overemphasized.
Speaking with Ika Weekly Newspaper Reporter shortly after the event, the Founder, Faith and Hope Foundation, Chief Ezinne Rachel Isibor, gave thanks to God for making it possible for them to come home all the way from the United States of America to put foods of the tables of some of the widows in Ika land.
She stated that her foundation is working in collaboration with the Women of Purpose and Exclusive Ladies Foundations, all in the United States of America, (USA).
She said her foundation’s aims and objective are to empower the less privileged ones, particularly the widows and orphans in the society. She noted that before now, her foundation has visited places like the Hospitals, Correctional Prisons, Orphanage Homes and others both in Nigeria, US and other parts of the world to donate food items and other necessary things to them.
She said her foundation, in the year 2021, fed over 150 homeless people in New Jersey State, US. She said they also donated food items to 290 widows in Ika land when them visited Nigeria two years ago.
According to her,” My husband and I, are very happy to be at home this year to identify with the Widows and the Orphans in our communities.
“Obviously, this is not the first time we are doing this for our people, neither will it be the last we will embark on by the special grace of God. My Foundation, Faith and Hope Foundation is duly registered and recognized by the US Government to operate as a Charity organization across the world.
“I belong to the Women of Purpose and Exclusive Ladies Foundations in the New Jersey State since 1996 and the them I have been able to touch lives both home and in diaspora and as long as God continue to bless us and sustain our lives, I will do more,” she said.
Continuing, she stated that when she was coming to Nigeria, a cash of #100,000 was given to her by members of the Women of Purpose Foundation to give to one Miss. Joy Mordi to support her business.
Joy Mordi, a Hairdresser in Boji-Boji Owa, after receiving the money from Rachel Isibor and her husband, thanked the donors for putting smiles on her face.
She specially appreciated Chief Eliot Isibor and his wife for ensuring that her name was enlisted in the empowerment list of the Women of Purpose. She prayed God to continue to bless them abundantly.