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 18, 2011

September; how to construction clay stove

A new trainer
A new trainer

$2 – pays for making 2 clay stoves! $10 – pays for making 10 clay stoves!

Stoves made of clay are better for cooking than a traditional 3 stone fire. They use less wood, saving money if firewood is bought, or time if firewood is collected. They produce less smoke, and protecting the health of children, and children in the kitchen. The stoves burn hotter, and will cook food quicker.

Because the stoves use less wood, they help to preserve the trees and the environment. Often children are injured by fire. A stove reduces such accidents. Also stove improves hygiene in the kitchen making easier to clean the pots.

The stoves can be constructed using locally available materials, for a cost of maybe $1 (US). A selling price of $2 or more allows for creation of a profitable business, and still gives buyers a quick return on investment. A single stove can be constructed in less than one hour, once practice and experience is gained.

September 17, 2011; our donors have contributed $1,717 towards a budget goal of $65,000. This is really good. We are able to help many women now than before. Since April we have been setting small goal of fundraising. When the amount is reach we increase the goal until the total budget is collected.

The 5 women selected in June to be trained to make clay stoves had been delayed due to change of the location, and heavy rain. These women will be trained in Uganda, and in December we will be training in Onura when it stops raining. Training starts this September.

In three months to come new field updates will be posted, and also we will report on how your contribution is making impact on the lives of women in Onura.

 

 

 

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Sep 18, 2011

Bees make good business sense in Onura.

We need help to produce bee-hives for Onura!
We need help to produce bee-hives for Onura!

A section of Onura village has taken up bee-keeping to make money.

The village had to diversify after long periods of heavy rain which caused the death of hundreds of its bees, and destroyed several hives. It has been a painful experience for the Onura women because of the value they attach to their bee - keeping, and their honey.

But the bee-keeping project has enabled them to sell honey in their own market and also outside Magwi County.

Six bee-hives will be given to three families, and also five women will be receiving training in bee-farming. The trainees have been selected.

In three months to come a new update will be posted, and also we will report on how your contributions are making impact on the lives of women.

We still need your help to put the finishing touches on this project to help local women to get out of the cycle of poverty.

 

 

 

 

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Jul 26, 2011

Give Omilling Grinding Mill

Omilling Girl Hand Grinding Maize
Omilling Girl Hand Grinding Maize

Omilling is waiting for grinding mill from you!

Our donors have donated $2,885 towards this project budget goal of $7,500.Once the goal is reach we then increase the amount with similar amount until the total budget is reach. This amount is in the bank account, we will buy the grinding mill only when the total amount is available.  The fundraising is still ongoing!

In the next 3 months new updates will be posted. We will also report if there are new changes from the ground. We will continue to partner with you until the budget goal of this project is achieve. We still need your help to put the finishing touches to; Reduce Hunger and Women’s Workloads in South Sudan.

In the next three months we will post the project updates from the field so you know how the project is progressing along the way.

Thanks to our donors! Thanks to GlobalGiving for sharing this project with kind people!

 

 

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