The 'Shelter of Hope' Project of the Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Path-Initiative today delivered its 27th and 28th houses to two widows Mrs. Emem Emmanuel David of Utu Ikot Ekpenyong village, Ikot Ekpene L.G.A., (a mother of three) who previously lived in a shack made of aluminium roofing sheets and Mrs Ofonime Harrison of Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo (a mother of two) who was previously homeless after suffering a series of misfortunes.

In seperate events held at both locations today, the wife of the Governor, Akwa Ibom State, and founder of FEYReP commissioned the houses and handed them to the recipients whose lives have been graciously touched and stories changed for the better. She said she was "most touched" by the stories of these women and the deplorable state in which they lived while warning against people who might want to take advantage of them and their children.

Other well wishers who witnessed the event equally appreciated the gesture while supporting the recipients with material and financial support.

Mrs. Emem David's story changed when she came in contact with Hon. Ephraim Inyang as her shack was marked for demolition having been in the right of way for the dualised Uyo-Ikot Ekpene Road. Hon. Inyang in his own words said he was moved to compassion seeing that the compensation fund for the shack would not be enough to earn her a new house, so he had to partner with FEYReP to provide her with a house to give her and her children shelter and security.

Mrs. Ofonime Harry also became a homeowner when Hon. Enobong Uwa partnered with FEYReP to provide her a home.


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