Rose Adele's Story: Red Acacia Widow Program
In March 2014, Red Acacia worked with Mrs. Rose Odele (popularly known as Mama Alero) to meet a need. Below is her story, and a short brief on how Red Acacia worked with her:
“I’m from Bakassi LGA in Cross Rivers State. I was married to Mr. George Odele from Delta State, a retired Customs Officer. After the death of my children’s father on February 10 2010, I did all I could to further my children’s training. My husband had left me when my last son was just three months old.
Tragedy is not new to me – I lost my four daughters in a fatal car accident. The vehicle we were in had been carrying fuel. It was the period after the June 12 crisis, and there was a fuel scarcity on at the time. I managed to jump out of the vehicle which was still in motion. My first son, Oritsemoyowa, and I survived the accident, together with one of my daughters, Grace. Unfortunately Grace died at the hospital the next day. All other passengers were burnt at the scene of the accident, including my other three daughters.
I gave birth to my last born, Blessing, after this accident.
The responsibility of taking care of Moyowa and Blessing has fallen majorly on me. Blessing has just finished his SSCE. It has been really challenging paying rent, running my business, and taking care of necessities in life alone. My first son attended some training courses in a pastoral seminar, and is serving in ministry.
I would very much like Blessing to further his education at the University. I am believing God to bring all to pass with testimony to the glory of His Name. Amen.”
How Red Acacia Worked with Mama Alero
Mama Alero works as a gardener (landscaper), caterer, and events decorator. If you live in the Lagos-Nigeria area, you’ve very likely seen the garden she manages and operates from – It’s the popular Anthony garden beside the Gbagada-Oshodi express as you approach Anthony-Oke from Gbagada.
Through the years, she has gathered a number of tools she uses for these various activities. Very recently, she had a challenge meeting up with her rent payment. At the time we approached her, she had decided it would be best to develop a small property she has. This would help to permanently eradicate the housing challenge, and enable her to immediately move her business artifacts to this permanent location. We addressed this need by assisting to sponsor her in raising a 2 room structure on the site. She has since moved all her property to this building, giving her one less problem and the ability to focus on other needs.
Find below pictures from her gardening and lanscaping work at the Anthony-Oke garden anlong the Gbagada-Oshodi Express. To engage her services, call her on +234 8033192852.