Hope Ofiriha wishes you a Merry Christmas, and a prosperous new year!
There is no political agreement reach between the government and SPLA in opposition despite the IGAD sponsored peace talks in Adisababa since the alleged coup. South Sudan is getting worse every day, and hope for peace is weak as the clashes continue to take place in Jonglei state between the regime and rebel forces. Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop Cook stoves from Killing in South Sudan.
With loan capital from our partner, Hope Ofiriha granted loans to clients who are in business of making and selling clay stove to make a living. These customers are living in Namboole in outskirt of Kampala. The clay oven is a booming because the cooking device is popular in East Africa with demand remaining constant. With Deki fund, Hope Ofiriha collects repayments every month from each client. The loan capital is a liability that means at the end of partnership period Deki will reclaim their fund back.
As reported in the last quarter, five women returnees been trained in clay stove production skills for the duration of three months. The trainees have applied for a loan to start clay stove as income generation activity to provide for their families with basic needs and pay fees to keep their children in school. The repayments collected from your previous contributions and new donations - sum up be cycled as a loan to the new clients.
This form of loan although are always recollected by the group to give to new borrowers, the aim is to reach many women along the way who are head households. The group do not need to repay the loan capital collected from GlobalGiving donors, but Hope Ofiriha ensures the loan recycles within the group to benefit many clients.
In the next quarter, a new field progress report be posted, so you get to know what impact your contribution is making in the lives of people in the project on the ground.