Hope Ofiriha

We empower women and children living in rural communities to overcome social injustice, disease, illiteracy, and poverty. Our small-scale interventions enhance their social and economic well being and help them reach their potential.
Jul 31, 2015

Our hope - Is microloan!

I am doing well, thanks, W4 so much!
I am doing well, thanks, W4 so much!

Thanks for your continued support of microloan project for South Sudanese in Uganda.

You did it again this year: Your cash and money from different sources helped grant microloans in the hand of 650 economically active clients in both South Sudan and Uganda.

Thanks DEKI for providing the largest microfinance loan capital. Deki's money is repayable after the partnership comes to an end.

 By the time of this report:
With a grant of microfinance loan capital from W4, HO had disbursed microloans to 20 new clients. In total W4, has funded a total of 60 clients.

In a next quarter, we will send you a new field update report to let you know the impact of your contribution. In a report, we will tell you a positive change it created in a life of South Sudan refugee women and their children in Uganda.

Our micro-loans program offers poor active women the chance for economic independence through entrepreneurship. Obtaining the capital to start or operate a business is a major obstacle for most of South Sudanese women and their families stranded in Kampala, as a result, from Sudan's African longest civil conflict. As refugees, they have a limited option to access bank loans, particularly those without formal education. Our program provides loans to not only qualified recipients but offers educational support to help them earn huge profit through their businesses.

Women themselves start their micro-loan group with a drive to lift themselves and their families from the burden of poverty. Every month, they attend group empowerment, and education workshops focus on small business management, record keeping, and mini bookkeeping help them be successful in their efforts. When women repay their initial loan, they qualify for a high credit during the next cycle. Over the years, we have seen women start their mini saloon, restaurant, food stall in a market, and farming businesses as a result of our program.

Jul 30, 2015

South Sudan runs out of medicines for treatement

South Sudan is out of medicines to treat people
South Sudan is out of medicines to treat people

Thanks for your continued gift to fund Healthcare in South Sudan.

Your patients did not go without drugs instead of using voodoo. They get treated in a health post. The sick get medicines because of your contributions and money from other sources.

This year alone you save the lives of 65 children and 102 villagers. You provided six boxes Chloroquine and two boxes Azithromycin that we delivered to a clinic.

Hope Ofiriha will be sending you a new field update after a quarter to keep you inform  of what impact your gift is helping to create direct from the field.

It has been four years since South Sudan became an independent nation and less than two years since it erupted into civil war. Since then human rights abuses have been rampant.

Both sides have committed appalling and unspeakable crimes against innocent men, children, women, and elderly.

The fighting has displaced over 2 million people from their homes and left several people dead.

Before the crisis began the needs around healthcare were very tremendous. Now, the needs are unprecedented.

We have remained hopeful that a peace deal will be signed and conflict resolved, but yet there is no end in sight.

Hope Ofiriha's objective is to meeting the healthcare needs of the poor in Omilling, Magwi County.

It operates small, professionally administered village clinic that is only available health post for hundreds of local villagers.

At no charge fee, the clinic offers vaccinations, brief routine exams and other essential services.

It runs educational campaigns in the villages to raise awareness of health topics such as immunization, hygiene, and proper food cooking.

Jul 29, 2015

Omilling women see hope in bee keeping

Omilling women see hope in beekeeping!
Omilling women see hope in beekeeping!

Thanks for your continued support to promote Beekeeping in South Sudan project.

Your gift and cash from different contributors helped to purchase materials to produce ten hives, which were given to two women.

Women in Magwi County and Omilling village have turned on beekeeping to help fight poverty and transform their lives.

Several women, Hope Ofiriha, spoke to said the activity was paying off had the wild monkeys not destroy the hives a year ago.

With no chance to get a decent job, a beneficiary who refused be named, felt she had to try out what she thought was a risky enterprise - beekeeping.

I tried working in quarry stones, but I could not stay for long because of the arduous nature of the job,” she said.

I looked around and found that the only alternative for me was beekeeping. Ever since she begun beekeeping, she has been supplying honey to urban areas in the country including Juba.

I got skills and start up kits from Hope Ofiriha. Previously, I was a destitute with nothing to feed myself and my husband, she said.

She said each of her new five beehives she received three months ago produces at least 20 liter honey per hive which she sells at $ 40 each. She has five such beehives that fetch her well $200 per harvest.

Hope Ofiriha trains women in beekeeping and vegetable growing activities and helps them access start-up capital in the form of a microloan.

We will be sending you a new field update after three months so that you get to know the impact your contributions.

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