Bafut-Tubah: Hon Agho Oliver Extends his largesse to 77-Year-old Widow

Mama Lum sleeping on her comfortable bed 

Uncontrolleable and emotional tears of joy and excitement greeted Mama Lum Monica, 77 years old Widow in Njibujang- Bafut when she unexpectedly received New house equipment donated by Agho Oliver, MP for the Bafut/Tubah constituency.

The donation comprising a new 'penya penya' bed, mattress, bed spreads and blankets, was the result of an outreach effort by Juliana Sirri's community-based foundation, Vision for Hope, who unearthed the desperate, dehumanizing and unbearable living conditions of this widow, long abandoned to herself. 

Lacking virtually all what people take for granted elsewhere-minimum standards of living conditions-and living on less than 1$ a day, Mama Lum Monica, was genuinely surprised to discover there were people in society like Hon. Agho Oliver, who still cared.

New Bed, mattress donated to Mama Lum

Presenting the donation to Mama Monica, Juliana Sirri and team of volunteers thanked God for the donor and wished God would continue to use him to change the lives of others in Bafut and elsewhere, who live under despondent and deplorable conditions, for no fault of theirs.

Echoeing the wisdom of the old, Juliana was of the opinion that 'one person caring about another represent life's greatest value', and that Agho Oliver was definitely that person. 

Without wasting time, her team of volunteers immediately went to work, dismantling the deteriorated bamboo bed, discarding with the old bedbug breathing beddings, cleaning and disinfecting the home, before adorning it with the newly furnitured bed.

Old bed where Mama Lum used to sleep

In response to this parliamentary magnanimity, the old widow thank God Almighty for making her smile again after years of living in deplorable conditions and abandonment. She saw in Hon. Agho Oliver and Vision for Hope organization, the husband to widows and the destitutes and prayed God to continue to replenish and protect their sources.

Neighbours were genuinely happy a good samaritan in the name of their young honorable gentleman had done the one thing needful-putting a small on the face of an old widow. The Sunday April 3, 2022, event in Bafut gave villagers a rare opportunity to relive Theordore Roosevelt's statement that 'Nobody cares how much you have and knows, until they know how much you care'.

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