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

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.

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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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Feb 22, 2011

Give Clay stoves to protect the environment

Traditional local 3 stones stove
Traditional local 3 stones stove

Fuel efficiency clay stoves when in use; they do not only conserve the environment but improve the health of women.

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.

 We are thankful to our supporters for their contributions that helped Hope Ofiriha to train women in fuel –efficiency clay stove production skills. Because of your CASH we added ten women to receive training. By the end of 2011 we are planning to train 500 women to make 5000 fuel-efficiency clay stoves!

The 2010 was not productive because we wanted to train 1000 women but only 100 participants were train. The main reason was lack of funding. We hope 2011 will bring new donors so that several women are train.

When our fuel –efficiency clay stoves are in use, they do not only conserve the environment but improve the health of women, and young girls whose duties are to feed their families. Our clay stoves decrease the amount of deadly fumes that women and children breathe inside the homes and conserve the most fragile ecosystems by protecting forests. By using our clay stoves will also contribute to reduction in  wood fuel consumption by 60% per each family per year. We are serving more trees than before!

To keep up the momentum of this environmental –conserving project we need 20 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to “Stop Cookstoves from killing in south Sudan” – through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

In three months to come we will have lots of progress and the impact of the funds will be clearly demonstrated. We will to give you an update on how your contributions are making changes in the lives of poor women, children and the villages that they live in.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

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