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.
Feb 24, 2011

Give the miscroscope to south Sudan

New built health post - Omilling village
New built health post - Omilling village

Patients suspected of having malaria are be given reatment regardless of whether they have it or not. Read more…….

The main complaint at the two health posts are that they do not have microscopes. Although Robert, our volunteer doctor, had been trained to use a microscope, Hope Ofiriha had not supplied one as promised. This means that blood samples cannot be tested for malaria, and most patients suspected of having malaria will be given malaria treatment regardless of whether they have malaria parasite or not. We are still waiting for a donor to come and donate these needed microscopes. "Malaria is really threatening the lives of the local people."

Hope Ofiriha is waiting, Dr Robert is waiting, and Omilling village is waiting for a donor. Please help the people of Omilling village to have access to malaria treatment.

To keep up with the momentum of this life- saving project we are looking for 50 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. This way the project budget will be met on time. Could you be one of these, please? And if so donate to “Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan” – through the GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

After three months we hope to give you progress report and demonstrate how the impact of your contributions is saving the lives of women, men, and children in Omilling village.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

  

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Feb 24, 2011

Beekeeping contributes to poverty reduction

Modernized Grass beehives
Modernized Grass beehives

“My family wanted to leave Onura Village and move to Juba town due to the poor economic situation and lack of employment, but now that we have a source of income through beekeeping.”

The results are just terrific – the Onura beekeeping programs are running very well under the guidance of Village’s woman Manager, and her team at Onura women beekeeping Association. Women’s businesses are growing steadily larger and the local economy is also expanding noticeably in Onura sub village where the project is running. 

The beekeeping project will provide local women with the opportunity to learn a sustainable agricultural skill and earn an income to support their families. The local women’s Group selected 100 participants, who learned beekeeping skills and how to market and sell the honey they produced.

After the end of the training, each graduating women received two beehives. Now, the women are equipped with the tools and skills to provide for their families; in the past, these women had no source of income and were dependent on male family members.

 Rekele Dudu, one of the 100 women who participated in the training, said, “as a result of this project, I am now running my own beekeeping business and now I have a source of income to support my family.”She added, “My family wanted to leave Onura and move to Juba town due to the poor economic situation and lack of employment, but now that we have a source of income, we don’t need to leave our Onura village.”

With marketable skills and agricultural knowledge, women like Ms. Rekele are improving stability in South Sudan and for their own families.

There are several women whom Hope Ofiriha wants to give 3 beehives each and a loan of $50 as a start –up capital but there are no funds. The beekeeping microloans are the only ticket out of poverty for the very poor women in Onura village – sub village south Sudan.

To keep up the momentum of this life – changing project, we need 50 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to “Combat Malnutrition with Beekeeping in South Sudan” - through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

In the months to come we will have lots reports and the impact of the funds this winter will be clearly demonstrated. We look forward to update you on our progress and to demonstrate how your contributions are making changes in the lives of women in Onura sub village - south Sudan.

On 08- Feb - 2011 president Omer al-Bashir, issued a republican decree accepting the final results of referendum, which supports the separation of the South into an independent state. North and South Sudan are presently engaged in talks to resolve the sensitive issues, which includes sharing of oil revenues, demarcation of boarders, and the contested oil-rich Abyei region.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

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Feb 24, 2011

Give Fruit trees to poor in South Sudan

Fruit tree seedlings
Fruit tree seedlings

Fruit trees contributes to poor reduction in Magwi County south Sudan.

On 08- Feb - 2011 president Omer al-Bashir, issued a republican decree accepting the final results of referendum, which supports the separation of the South into an independent state. North and South Sudan are presently engaged in talks to resolve the sensitive issues, which includes sharing of oil revenues, demarcation of boarders, and the contested oil-rich Abyei region.

Following the long civil war there is virtually no local infrastructure to support the returning Internally Displaced person (IDP), and refugees in Magwi County. What little there was before the long conflict began was destroyed.

Since starting the Fruit project the progress has been slow due to lack of money. With difficulties we are planning to plant over 5000 mango, guava, and papaya trees within the next three months if money can be secured. It will take some few years before they produce fruit, but soon these quick growing fruit trees will replace those cut down by the LRA rebels in their efforts to starve out the “villagers” in the past conflict.

This is a worthwhile large project which has a major contribution to poverty reduction to the local villagers. It benefits the Onura sub village and the entire Magwi County for current and future coming generations.

Last year 500 seedlings of fruit trees of different varieties were planted with the help of our GlobalGiving donors. We need your help to plant more seedlings fruit trees this year.

To keep up the momentum of this life – changing project and the ability of our hard working volunteers, we need 200 people to give $10 – or more per month on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to Give Fresh Fruit a Greener Environment through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and Hope Ofiriha supporters are no different but please spare what you can to help the suffering people of South Sudan. Please be assured that almost every penny of your donations go to the project. All trustees of Hope Ofiriha are unpaid volunteers and fund their own expenses; we have 2 paid staff in South Sudan.

We thank you for your support in 2010 and will continue to partner with you for years to come until we reach the goal of this project is reach.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

 

 

 

 

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