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Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by goldcoinhub: 6:23pm On Nov 08
A Nigerian man identified as Mitchell Udezueh has taken to his Facebook profile to share a heartbreaking moment he had with an orphan selling Pure Water at night.

According to the 12-year-old boy who lives with his aunt, he only eats once in a day and that is always in the morning before he goes to school. And anytime he returns from his, his duty is to sell for his aunt, mostly at night.

Read the story as shared by Mitchell below:

Contributed by uzoegwu louis

He couldn't hold his tears.

Who would blame him, - For he's just a boy of about 12 years old.

I have seen him before at this mini-mart, where I sometimes chill briefly in the evening before I headed home.

The first time I saw him, he came to buy a bag and half of sachet water he hawks through the evening.

And shortly after he left for the first sales, he came back to purchase another bag and half after he must had finished the first set of hawking.

I paid no attention to him at first, maybe because he wasn't the only child coming back and forth to buy a bag of sachet water to hawk.

It was just yesterday, still in the same mini-mart,that the same boy came to buy another set of sachet water as usual.

He bought the first set and left to hawk.

I paid no attention still.

After about thirty to Forty minutes later or thereabout, he came back once more to buy another set.

By then, I was already prepared to take my leave, and simultaneously, the mini-mart keeper (my friend) had already begun to shut down for the day, and If I'd recall succinctly, the time was barely 10 minutes to eight (7:50 pm).

This time, I was alarmed when I saw him back for more.

I pondered within myself,

- how can this boy still be outside at this time of the night, and having returned to buy more, I envisioned that before he sells out, the time will elapse pass Eight or to Nine.

I continued to reflect.

I told my friend, the mini-mart keeper, - " I don't think any living parent will allow their ward outside, at this time, in a cold weather, to come and be hawking 'pure water' at a busy Junction every evening."

Instantaneously, I called the boy inside the mini-mart for some find outs.

"How are you? ".
- I asked.

" I am fine "
- he muttered.

" What's your name?"

He mentioned a name I didn't grasp at first.

" Nna, What's your name?"
- I repeated.

" Emma " - he said.

" Do you go to school? ".

" Yes. "

" What's the name of your school?"

He mentioned a certain old public school, kilometers away.

"Have you eaten today?"
- I continued.

Silence.

" Nna, have you eaten today? "
- I asked again.

"Yes".

" What do you eat? "

" Plantain ".

" What else? ".

Silence.

" What and what did you eat today?"
- I asked once more.

"Plantain ".

" Only plantain? "

" Yes "

" When? "

" Before school ".

" Since then?..... So you mean you haven't eaten anything else since you had the plantain in the morning? "

" yes, only plantain"

"What about your mother? "

Silence.

I asked again.

" What about your mother? "

" She's dead".

- a remorseful respond, that was.

At this point, his mood changed, I saw through his eyes, a looming tears.

I continued still.

" what about your father? "

Another Silence, before he murmured a reply.

" He's dead"
- he coupled it with tears breakdown.

-As he responded, tears dropped, he covered his face with his hands, as he dried his tears with same hands. He cried, a loud sound that emanated from his stomach of grave reminisces.

I had awaken the thoughts of his late parents in a circumstance of his suffering, and had they being alive, he wouldn't find himself in such condition. - I conceived.

His sorrowfulness caught Me, emotionally I was gloomy as I couldn't ask him any further questions.

As he cries, he headed towards the exit. It was my friend who held him back, consoled him and continued with the questions.

" So who do you stay with? ".

" My Aunty".
- he responded with a broken voice.

" are you related "

" she's from my mother's side."

Considering time lateness and the boy's situation, I had to break the conversation, so i interjected.

" Let him go, return his change and let him have the money for another trip of hawking. Give him snacks and a can of Coca-Cola drink".
- I directed my friend.

As she handed the boy the snacks and a can of Coca-Cola, I told him.

" Nna, sit down somewhere and eat them, once you are done, complete your sales and head home. I will see you tomorrow ".

With his already filled basin of sachet water on his head and the snacks given to him, he left.

I took a picture of him while filling his basin, I wanted to take a Picture of him when he was crying but I couldn't. I was emotional and I had thought to myself,--"who does that, taking a picture of an orphan child crying over his lost parents".

Since yesterday's night through this day, I have continued to meditate on this boy and so many of his kind out there, who are being used in the name of maid or house help to slave for their masters and guidances.

My thoughts are with him and with many of them out there who are suffering due to one inexplicable, unforseen agony they found themselves in by fate.

The shame is on those who uses a human being as a slave in the name of maid or house help. Soon, the wrath of the most high......

And to the rest of us reading this, I hope we do more.

This evening, I hope to meet him again, find out more about him, and by every slightest means, I will continue to do my best.

Lets live
.

https://lailasnews.com/man-shares-heartbreaking-moment-with-orphan-selling-pure-water-at-night/

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by delugajackson: 6:26pm On Nov 08
Always nice to see folks helping out others in cases like this. Love should be our language, and humanity our religion.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by benzene00: 6:26pm On Nov 08
This is really a disheartening situations, All blames should be on the wicked aunty who doesn't want the Boy to prosper more than her sons.



Why Would You send a little boy to the market to sell mere sachets of purewater when I can connect You to one of my igbo brothers who's willing to supply the little boy some stash of weed,Tramadol to be selling to those drug addicted abokiś around the corner

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by IamD18: 6:27pm On Nov 08
Unlike men, I don't know why women finds it difficult to treat other people's child the way they treat theirs.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by GOFRONT(m): 6:27pm On Nov 08
Emmanuel, God is with him

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by McStoic(m): 6:37pm On Nov 08
Nice of you. But posting his pics here when he is still living with his "tormentors" may actually not be a good idea especially if they or their friend stumble upon this.

Women can be strange sometimes. They are meant to be more motherly, but they are worse in maltreating other people's children.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by goldcoinhub: 6:39pm On Nov 08
GOFRONT:
grin

IamD18:
grin

benzene00:
grin

delugajackson:
grin

I hope you Quarto have taken your medication today? If you have not..Please don't skip that for tonight...It will be quite fatal for your health.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by DrRasheed: 6:39pm On Nov 08
Yesterday on my way home from borno to Yola, i was startled by the increasing number of beggars whom most of them can perfume menial job excellently.

i don't know the story of this kid but he have a heart. I pray he isn't forced into this by man.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by Evablizin(f): 6:44pm On Nov 08
Too bad.

Poor boy.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by Davidfash10000: 6:47pm On Nov 08
Please Keep Tekno In Your Prayers. He Just Confirmed That He Suffers From...




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY3vzxwl9oQ


Chioma In Trouble Over Davido's Embarrassment & Fails!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXLSr75mFCM
Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by MrsNwaAmaikpe(f): 6:47pm On Nov 08
shocked shocked

I quite agree with the writer on many things he wrote but not when he started abusing the boy's guardian whom he doesn't know or hasn't met.


The boy is just 12 and saying he eats once a day may not be true all the time. You only gotta hold whatever he tells you with a pinch of salt as he could be lieing to get pity.

For the boy's aunty to be responsible enough to enrol the boy in a school, she deserves accolades.

Sending the boy to hawk may not be her wish, it may just be a side hustle to augument what she is making from her own hustle.

Life is not easy...

The writer should try bringing orphans from his village to live with him and let's see how better he can care for a nephew

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by hemartins(m): 6:47pm On Nov 08
May he find a better home with much love. Amen
Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by legibow: 6:47pm On Nov 08
poo happens....
Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by naijjaman(m): 6:48pm On Nov 08
Sad
Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by MrMcJay(m): 6:48pm On Nov 08
OP, please, Is there a way to reach out to this little boy?

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by HajimeSaito(m): 6:49pm On Nov 08
You are more of a hero than a thousand and one religious leaders and politicians.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by Pureety(f): 6:49pm On Nov 08
A stranger can still treat your child better more than your family member!!!
How much will this little boy bring back in a day? undecided highest #1000
Most women are just simply wicked!!
Let's say the aunty is even wicked, what about the husband!!!
May we not be at the mercy of wicked people!

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by kingsfire: 6:49pm On Nov 08
She should come to the North.
There are so many Almajiris to be interviewed.
Some who don't even have any clue what being an orphan is.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by ednut1(m): 6:50pm On Nov 08
May God punish all relatives maltreating their neices and nephews. Every night i see little kids lik this guy hawking plantain on the road. Every traffic light u see about 10 of them with big plantain. Smh

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by omokiri5(m): 6:50pm On Nov 08
Kind heart, good deed. Tears escaped from my eyes just by reading this. Your kind actions will mean so much to that kid. Most times when I see them in traffic, I pity them. But sadly, I don't have any money to give them. Yet you will still see some people that will call them and still not buy from them because their drinks "is not very cold".
That's why it's good to be financially okay before having kids. Some of them still have parents but they are in that situation because their parents cannot take care of them.

Pls Nairalanders, I'm a graduate that needs help to get a keke maruwa to ride. Kindly check details on my signature. Thank you

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by MrMcJay(m): 6:51pm On Nov 08
kingsfire:
She should come to the North.
There are so many Almajiris to be interviewed.
Some who don't even have any clue what being an orphan is.

Wow!

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by KINGwax007(m): 6:51pm On Nov 08
May God have mercy on us

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by neroflo: 6:52pm On Nov 08
MAYBE HE COMMITED A GRAVE SIN IN HIS 1ST LIFE cool
Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by ipobarethieves: 6:52pm On Nov 08
sad a lil boy dey struggle/ work day N Nite.Sum peepz with 2 handz,legz,no deformity whatever are here and dere disturbing us/beg for money online after Bet9ja do dem strong thing,the next thing nah to runz here and knack us tori.Told one guy begging us for tricycle to approach/ visit NURTW/micro finance bank for soft loan,mbanu! he prefer us to contribute for him.Nothin work until we dig deep

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by Pavore9: 6:54pm On Nov 08
The sad reality of many children in Africa. angry

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by janejive(f): 6:56pm On Nov 08
The Aunt should be arrested by Lagos Chapter of child protection agency.

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by itiswellandwell: 6:56pm On Nov 08
Hmm
Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by Realdeals(m): 6:57pm On Nov 08
He is a victim of failed governance!

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Re: Emma, Orphan Selling Pure Water At Night (Photos) by Ikpongiton: 6:57pm On Nov 08
O God!the boy is too young.

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