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 28, 2014

Education is Hope for South Sudan

Education is only hope for south Sudan!
Education is only hope for south Sudan!

Thanks for your recent donation to Sponsor South Sudanese Refugee children in Uganda.

South Sudan on the Brink of Famine as Fighting Rages On. Aid agencies predict that South Sudan could be headed for the worst famine since the 1984 Ethiopian famine.

The United Nations has warned that a famine looms if there is no end to the fighting that erupted in mid-December between the government and rebels. More than a third of the nation's roughly 11 million people could be on the brink of starvation by the end of the year, UN officials claim.

Additional aid is needed to combat this alarming crisis.

Hopeofiriha sponsors south Sudanese refugee children who came to Uganda when conflict broke out last December between Dinka and Nuer, and those who are stranded in Kampala from the previous war. The current crisis in Jonglei state has forced children to crossed into northern Uganda. Most have approached Hope Ofiriha to sponsor, unfortunately, we are able to help only two this time. We do not have fund to sponsor all of them.

Hope Ofiriha has a policy to sponsor each child per family and from different part of the country. We help children from Dinka, Nuer, Acholi, Bari, and madi equally. We do this to ensure to spread the development of education across the country. 

The children from Jonglei state have not reported in their school in Uganda since last year, and Hope Ofiriha has no idea what had happened to them. We are cutting down the number of pupils we have been supporting from 65 to 32. For two reasons, first 33 pupils were missing and had been difficult for Hope Ofiriha to get in touch with their parents from Jonglei State where the current conflict is taking place. Second, the fighting in the country made our fundraising (South Sudanese in Diaspora) pulled out from helping in the country. This has a negative impact on project income level. 

We sponsor children with funds donated by south Sudanese in Diaspora, GlobalGiving, European individual families, and a cooperate donor. 

After a quarter a new field update be posted, so you get to know what impact your contribution is creating for the children you are helping.

Jul 28, 2014

You need Antimalaria on Trip to Omilling!

Fighting Malaria for two weeks!
Fighting Malaria for two weeks!

Thanks for your long term support to Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan.

Ochieng nearly died after catching one of the most severe forms of malaria during a trip to visit Mairo primary school building project.

He did not take antimalarial medication, believing the course he had taken for a previous trip to Uganda still protected him. However, he fell ill soon after returning to Uganda after spending two weeks in South Sudan and spent two weeks fighting in the hospital. A pastor was even called to give Ochieng his last rites after doctors feared he would not survive.

" I was told I could have died, says Ochieng. " Compared to what I went through, the potential mild discomfort of taking antimalarial pills is nothing."

Ochieng hopes his story will raise awareness of about the risks of Malaria to volunteers visiting Omilling, to take with them antimalarial tablets, and help the village get microscope donated for malaria testing.

Ten-insecticide mosquito nets had been purchased and distributed to children who are severely sick from malaria. Sleeping under these nets will protect them against mosquito.

This project needs only $288 to reach its budget goal. In the next quarter, a new field update will be posted, so you get to know what has happened from the field.

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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