OUR STORYOn Monday April 6th, 2020, the Spiritan Self Awareness Initiative (SSAI) started the distribution of food items to poor families all over Enugu State in response to COVID 19 pandemic. When they arrived at Josephat's house in Ameke Ngwo in Udi LGA and gave him the food item, he was surprised that some people came to visit him. He never thought of receiving care because people rarely visit him.
Josephat Ude is an 88year old man. He is partially blind with other old age health related issues. He had no family and he lives alone in a borrowed room. His wife and only child left him 38 years ago. Presently he lives under the mercy of people who drop in to give him food from time to time as he cannot cook by himself. Sometimes, he stays for days without food. After we visited him, Josephat said to himself "I must meet this Father Charles Ogada who gave me all these food items to show my gratitude".
Father Charles Ogada and The Heart of Love Children were touched by Elder Josephat's visit of gratitude. From that day, the children decided to start a project called 'Old is Gold Care for the Elderly (OIG) to take care of the needy old people.