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.
Dec 2, 2010

December 1 2010 World HIV Day - Field report

december 1 Hiv day!
december 1 Hiv day!

Omilling village needs a HIV-AID awareness education but the village cannot afford it. I am raising money to run the project.

Several thousand of people are living with HIV in Omilling and new infections continue every year. World AIDS Day 2010 is all about raising awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help to stop the spread of HIV.

Explore this project to ensure you understand the facts about HIV and find out what you can do to ACT AWARE.  Make a donation and join the Omilling village and people over the world making a difference on December 1 2010.

The Omilling village faces several dilemmas, but let me take a step back and explain the over-charging dilemma of Omilling village so that you may understand other challenges that the local people are confronted with everyday.

The Omilling village has one of the southern Sudan’s worst HIV/AIDS rates at 39% (which is low-balling the figure – the statistic only includes pregnant women, which means the HIV/AIDS rate in the village is probably closer to 60%). The average age is 31 and life expectancy is 44. At the school alone, 85% of the children are OVCs (Orphaned or Vulnerable Children), which means that they have lost one or both parents, and their parents have no means of income. There are other serious problems in the area as well: alcoholism, malnutrition, and domestic abuse. A discussion of these issues would only lead to “a chicken or the egg” argument, but no one doubts that these problems fuel each other on a daily basis. The LRA imported HIV into the village during the years of their occupation during the civil war.

It is because of these issues that I see HIV education to be such an important factor in their lives. Anything I can do to give this people better opportunity to protect themselves, I will do so, because giving them a HIV AWARENESS is like giving them the wings that could help them rise above the astoundingly difficult conditions in which they were born. If they can use their HIV AWARENESS to make intelligent, cautious decisions to protect their lives, not only can they save themselves, but they can also save others by informing them about the dangers HIV.

If you are an American or a British with a heart to help poor HIV victims - you can do so by making a tax-deductible donation to HIV-AIDS Awareness Programme in south Sudan through our GlobalGiving partner to mark December 1 2010 world AID DAY.

Nov 30, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Holidays- fieldprogress report

Juma Ibong -  school head master
Juma Ibong - school head master

No education – poverty wins.  If you know anybody to fund this project connect us to the donor.

Hope Ofiriha needs financial help to build Mairo primary school in Omilling village. There are 2018 children who are growing without education. But due to economic recession Hope Ofiriha faces a hard time to secure the funding. But our fundraising Team remained strong and optimistic!

The funding Hope Ofiriha is seeking would build a school on permanent structures, and this will be a key element in improving the education of the villages for the children that attend will the school.

Money must be donated by end of January 2011 for the project to build one classroom for children under the age of 8 years old. This will be added to $35 Hope Ofiriha has received to date from our UK/USA GlobalGiving donors. The construction will start once funding is available.

 Once again thanks for your ongoing support, and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Holidays. Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you for years to come.

Nov 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Holidays

Hope Ofiriha needs help to treat sick people
Hope Ofiriha needs help to treat sick people

They don’t have to die – Omilling village needs help to get medicines.

In a case of a diarrhea, pregnancy or even a puncture wound – each is a dead sentence for someone living in Omilling village.  This isolated village nestled between the mountains of central Eastern Equatoria state, and is several kilometer away from closest government run health clinic. It is so remote, and public transport doesn’t even go there due to lack of paved road.

The village has no sources of medical supplies and when people get sick they practice blood-letting. If this doesn’t work they die home quietly since they have no other choices.

 With the funding our GlobalGiving donors Hope Ofiriha has purchased medication treat 200 children with pneumonia, and 300 patients for uncomplicated malaria.

Once again we want to thank our GlobalGiving supporters for their ongoing support, Hope Ofiriha looks forward in work with all of you in 2011 and many years to come.

 Also in this Thanksgiving season; we’d like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude for your support of our small scale projects in southern Sudan. We are incredibly thankful for your contributions to our work, and we are happy to have the opportunity to share with you just much progress we have made this year!

 12 years old girl’s contribution from USA marks the start of our holiday fundraising campaign.

 To join 12 years old girls by making a gift to Hope Ofiriha click here.

 The staff of Hope Ofiriha wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday season!

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