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.
Apr 9, 2014

Fruit Tree good For Future Generation

Fruit tree nursery project
Fruit tree nursery project

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give Fruit and a Greener Environment project.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.

Fruit trees grow from infancy in the nursery, so that the local volunteers can manage the dedicate budding a grafting process. Then from there, seedling fruits go to three divisions - fruit trees are distributed to families, fruit trees are given to community groups whom the project helps to grow, plant, and look after their fruit trees, and fruit trees are planted in the project improved orchards.

Since the project began years ago, it grows mango, guava, pawpaw, avocado, and banana trees. While some fruit trees grow naturally in Magwi, trees are often poorly managed, and some fruit trees like banana trees suffer from viruses which mean they do not produce fruit.

With your contribution the project has purchased the seeds of ecycalptus tree, Avocado, passion, jack fruit, and yellow banana to start a new fruit nursery.

Due to the growing insecurity concern the project will relocate the fruit tree nursery from Omilling to Magwi center. Hope Ofiriha has applied for a land to set up a new nursery, and the positive answer is expected soon.

In the next quarter HOPE Ofiriha will post a new field update report so you get to know what impact is your contribution is helping to creating in Omilling South Sudan.

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Apr 9, 2014

Monkey Destroyed Omilling local economy

The Monkeys destroyed Omilling local economy
The Monkeys destroyed Omilling local economy

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Bee-keeping in South Sudan project.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.

In the last quarter the monkeys destroyed 500 bee hives for food at the foot of a hill. These monkeys normally immigrate to Omilling mountainous forest areas during the dry season in search of food. They also ate cassava, sweet potatoes, millet and destroyed the farms. These species are very destructive to the local economy and their activities can create extreme starvation. To keep the monkeys away the villagers have to guard their farms in dry season for three months.

The project has managed to repair 15 beehives, and will continue to fix the remaining hives so long our economic position allows it. This will take time and patience to reach the goal. Five new bee hives are on the way to the project site for distribution.

In the next three months to come a new field update report will be posted so that you get to know what impact your contribution has help create in Omilling south Sudan.

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Apr 7, 2014

Trainees turned entrepreneurs

project beneficiary
project beneficiary

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop Cook stoves from Killing in South Sudan.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.

The project aim is to improve the village cooking methods, improve health, and protect the environment by training women in clay stove production skills. Trainees returned to share their learned skills in clay stove production with other women in Magwi County to enhance food cooking and improve health.

These women are returning to Uganda because of uncertainty in South Sudan, now turned entrepreneurs to make clay stove to sell to make a living and pay their children's school fees. They are lead by Knight Itwari a trainer, who has turned entrepreneur from her base in Namboole in the outskirt Kampala.

The clay stove is a potential income generation because its demand is constant and has a wider market in South Sudan and Uganda. These women have applied for microcredit run by Hope Ofiriha financed by our microfinance partner, Deki.

Before they get into the venture, they need sufficient knowledge of the work involved in order to make a good business. Hope Ofiriha trains them to learn about the technical aspects and procedures to ensure success. We will also continue searching for two women from Magwi to train in Uganda to have a skill to make clay stove as we did before.

In the next quarter a new field progress report will be posted so you get to know what impact your contribution is making changes in the field.

Turned entreprenuer
Turned entreprenuer
Turned entrepreneur
Turned entrepreneur
Turned entrepreneur
Turned entrepreneur

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