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.
Sep 26, 2011

Contaminated Water

contaminated water source
contaminated water source

Waterborne disease is a killer number 1 in Onura!

For years, the desperately poor villagers of Onura, mostly children and women, had to walk many kilometers every single day to fetch water from a river contaminated by parasites that cause illness and even death. The area is so remote that their request for help came to no attention of aid organization. But Hope Ofiriha stepped up to the challenge with a commitment to build a water pump for clean, accessible water, while also providing hygiene to the people.

The donated fund of $2,245 is in the bank– and when we achieve the budget goal of the project we will give Onura clean water. We still need $9,582!

Your gift will dramatically change the lives of poor families in Onura, by reducing the rate of waterborne disease, sparing women and children from the long trips to fetch water, and improving the general health of the people.

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Sep 26, 2011

Planting Passion Fruit

Sample Passion Fruit!
Sample Passion Fruit!

 $25 - buys 30 seedlings passion fruit trees ready for planting!

The most commonly planted fruit trees in Omilling are pawpaw trees. But passion fruit and avocado trees can also produce good results. Different varieties produce their fruit at different times of the year. The fruit of early ripening trees tends not to keep well whereas later ripening varieties are suitable for storing over a long time.

 A key factor getting a successful crop is the tree’s rootstock. To ensure a productive tree, nurseries attach part of one tree to another recommended for growing fruit. This is called grafting, allowing you to benefit from the healthy rootstock of one tree and the tasty fruit of another.

The villagers are also aware of the potential size of the tree that will grow to and whether it’s self-fertilizing. Self-fertile trees will produce fruit without the need for another tree to pollinate. They also know if the tree is not self-fertile it will need to be paired with another one.

The project has planted 60 passion fruits trees because it grows quicker and people see the outcomes in months. The project is planting to plant avocade, pawpaw, and more passion fruit trees. 

Your gift will dramatically change the lives of poor families in Onura, by reducing the rate of waterborne disease, sparing women and children from the long trips to fetch water, and improving the general health of the people. 

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Sep 26, 2011

Tests for Malaria are not Work in Omilling

A sick child from Malaria gets from Ambulance!
A sick child from Malaria gets from Ambulance!

Omilling health post need microscope badly!

 $145 – you donated is in bank account – but we still need $1355 to reach our goal!

When a person living in a malaria area gets a fever, health workers need to know the cause to make absolutely sure they give the right treatment.

For many years in Omilling primary health workers have often assumed a fever is caused by malaria, and give antimalarial drugs. This approach means sometimes people receive the wrong treatment for their illness. It also wastes resources and, over time, can promote resistance to available drugs.

These days, confirming a diagnosis of malaria infection is done by detecting parasites in a blood sample using a microscope. This requires a trained staff – health post at Omilling has one, but reagents and equipments all which are not there – including a microscopes.

We still need your help to put the finishing touches on this project to help local people to get out from the cycle of malaria infections. Children are paying a higher price!

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