- Ghanaian multiple award-winning international gospel minister, Sonnie Badu, has offered to help a 63-year-old widow and her mentally ill son
- This comes after a feature by GHOne highlighted the deplorable living condition of the widow and her son
- Sonnie Badu reached out via Instagram offering to assist the distraught widow and her ailing son
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With help coming from Ghanaian UK-based gospel minister Sonnie Badu, a widow identified as Victoria Atsu and her mentally ill son would soon heave a sigh of relief.
For years, the single mother has been living a horse-like life to feed her mentally challenged son amid their poor living condition.
Victoria Atsu, 63, lives in a deplorable wooden structure in Madina, Accra.
Recounting her story to GHOne TV, the distraught mother said she has been living in the structure for the past 30 years following the demise of her husband.
Victoria Atsu said she barely had enough food to feed herself and her ailing son amid the lockdown on April 19, 2020.
She said she only had a cup of uncooked rice that was gifted to her by a benevolent neighbour.
''I haven’t eaten this morning and even this cup of rice was given to me by someone who added GHC5 for me to prepare rice water.''
She said she treks in the vicinity with her 24-year-old mentally ill son during the day to pick used plastic bottles to sell for a living.
The aged woman’s nerve-wrenching story generated the interest of many on social media including gospel minister, Sonnie Badu, who offered to support the handicapped widow.
Captioning the video clip of the interview with GHOne, Badu wrote: ''Let’s do this. This moved me to tears .. @therockhillchurch has something for her .. @nana_amoakoadjei son find her for me.''
See video below:
In September 2019, YEN.com.gh reported that with help from Black Stars and Newcastle midfielder, Christian Atsu, the desire of 17-year-old Abdul Hamid Ibrahim, to further his education to the tertiary level was materialised.
Despite chalking 7As in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate (WASSCE), Ibrahim’s parents could not afford to pay his university admission fee.
His mother, Hajaratu Osman, had invested her savings with one of Ghana’s collapsing banks and could not afford to pay her son's school fees.
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