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.
Jun 2, 2011

HIV/AID awareness is a vital step

HIV-AIDS educational workshop in Omilling village
HIV-AIDS educational workshop in Omilling village

Hope Ofiriha runs HIV-AWARENESS local educational workshops in Omilling villages Magwi County.

HIV-AID awareness is a vital step to rural communities to understanding the health issues. Our volunteers have been involved in a variety of health activities, ranging from general health education, and HIV/AIDS awareness.

We are carrying out educational workshop programs design to equip school children, women and men with more information on HIV/AIDs so that they make informed and responsible choices on their lives. HIV/AIDS workshop is also made to educate the villagers about the dangers of contracting HIV and how to avoid it.

We thank our GlobalGiving donors for their donated HARD CASH. Without their contributions Hope Ofiriha would have not been in the position to operate the HIV-AIDS Awareness activities.

While our  team has encountered a number of obstacles in the past the months, they continue to meet difficult circumstances on the ground with the positive outcomes.

We are glad you are being with us. Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you until this project achieves her goals. In the next three months we will post a new update, and also tell how the impact of your contributions is making the differences along the way as this project is gaining ground every day.

 

 

 

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Jun 2, 2011

Unprocessed Biomass open fires Stoves

To be trained in Clay stove production skills
To be trained in Clay stove production skills

Around 99% of households in Omilling rural settlement still rely on the unprocessed biomass for cooking.

Around 99% of households in Omilling rural settlement still rely on the unprocessed biomass fuels (wood, dung, crop residues) for their daily cooking and heating. In these households, the fuel is burned indoors on open fires for poorly functioning stoves often with no chimney. According to the World Health Organization (WHO)  the greatest Global burden of air population exposure occurs indoors in rural communities.

The effects of smoke exposure have acute lower respiratory infections and cause lung disease. Eye problems are also frequently reported. Over the last 2 years, the goal of the project aimed at improving the household environment and to substitute traditional open fires for cooking with fuel-efficient stoves.

The clay fuel–efficient wood stove will provide employment and also ripple incomes for the local women after training in the production techniques and marketing skills. Two women whom we trained before are operating their fuel-efficient wood clay stoves as a business.

We thank our supporters for their contributions that helped Hope Ofiriha trains women  From the CASH you donated we are adding two new women to receive training. By the end of 2011 we hope to train 500 women to produce 5000 fuel-efficient clay stoves!

We are very glad you are with us. Hope Ofiriha looks to partner with you until this project achieves her goals. In the next three months a new update will be posted to tell how the impacts of your contributions are making the difference along the way as the project is progressing.  

 

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May 30, 2011

Give Fruit Trees to reduce poverty in south Sudan

Mango tree seedling - We buy from this nursery
Mango tree seedling - We buy from this nursery

$15 –buys 10 Seedling Indian Mango Trees ready for planting.

Our Fruit planting program developed very quickly since it was started, and with the small resources that we have had, the Hope Ofiriha staff and the local communities have achieved amazing results.

Between March and April with the funding from our GlobalGiving donors we have planted the following varieties of seedlings; 50 pawpaw tree seedlings,  20 Indian mongo tree seedlings, and 60 passion fruit tree seedlings.

In the recent month the project activities have been cut down so that we can concentrate on Nurseries improvement and Awareness training. We have now reduced the number of nurseries to 10 since January and are concentrating on improved management of planted areas.

We are really glad that you are being with us. Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you until this project achieves it goals. In next three months we will post a new update, and also tell how the impact of your contributions is making differences along the way as the project is growing with time.

 

 

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