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.
May 3, 2011

Recurring Donation Campaign & Field updates

Our Onura water source
Our Onura water source

With your contributions we raised $1,630 but we still more funds!

Lack of clean drinking water is a major problem in Onura Village. Water is very scarce and children and women must walk miles upon miles every day to nearby streams to fetch water.

Although there are many small rivers in the village, most are infested with water related diseases such as bilharzias, sleeping sickness, river blindness, and malaria. Besides these, diseases such typhoid fever, dysentery and pneumonia continue to kill children.

One or two hand pump boreholes can provide good drinking water for an entire village but the poor cannot afford boreholes and they are left with no choice.

Thanks to our donors this project has raised $1,630 not so far away to reach of the goal of one hand held water pump. Children and women in Onura are waiting for this patiently!

We thank you for your donations and in every three months we will bring you project updates from the field so you know how this project is progressing a long.

On May 2, 2011 GlobalGiving Recurring Donation begins at 12:01 am EDT! This is a great opportunity for you to sign up for monthly recurring donations only $10.

Why recurring donations?
Recurring donations are a consistent and reliable source of income for our organization. This helps us in planning our activities several months ahead.

By making a recurring donation, you pledge to give to your project every month. GlobalGiving will automatically deduct the donation amount from your credit card each month.

Hope Ofiriha appreciates that you give monthly only $10 than to donate $120 in December as Christmas gift. This will enable Hope Ofiriha plans several months ahead and do a good work for children and women.

 We need a total of 10 people to sign up for a monthly recurring donation only $10 – each month. Could you join us please!

 GlobalGiving is giving away $12,000 in bonus awards during this campaign!

 Here are the main reasons why you should consider signing up for monthly recurring donations to Hope Ofiriha;

  • The top 20 projects that receive the most new unique recurring donors will each be awarded a $500 bonus.
  • One project that raises the highest donation amount per month from recurring donations will be awarded $1,000.
  • One project that attracts the most new unique recurring donors will be awarded an additional $1,000 (for a total of $1,500!).
  • Projects must have at least 10 new unique recurring donors to be eligible for bonus awards.

The final results of this campaign will be adjudicated in August 2011. Bonuses will be awarded based on the amount raised and the number of unique recurring donors at this time. In some cases, projects may forfeit bonus awards if donors cancel their recurring donations before the awards are given.

Mar 6, 2011

Stop the spread of HIV-AIDS through Awareness

Raped by LRA -rebels- needs hiv testing
Raped by LRA -rebels- needs hiv testing

Women are at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted Diseases in 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.

Women are at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted Diseases due to cultural beliefs. The only way to change the course of HIV epidemic is to stop women, and young girls from getting infected.

With no cure or vaccine for the last 20 years, prevention as a social vaccine is a very important area to focus on in preventing the further spread of HIV/AIDs. The majority of people in Magwi County rural resettlement do not have HIV/AIDs. But we are suspecting the Omilling village to have a higher rate due to the presence of LRA-rebels in the past years. We can still do much to ensure that they stay safe. Up to 40% women and girls have been raped but yet they don’t know their status. Testing is needed so that they know their status. Though South Sudan’s HIV/AIDs prevalence rate has increased from 20% to 25% this means an aggressive intervention to scale down the prevalence rate.

Our volunteer on HIV/AIDs Awareness - former rebel abductees said this on how to avoid HIV infections in Omilling rural villages;

Our risk reduction awareness program is designed to equip young people in primary schools with more information on HIV/AIDs to make informed and responsible choices on their lives. This program is also designed to educate former child-soldiers about the dangers of contracting HIV and how to avoid it.

You can help in education young people about HIV/AIDs and how to avoid it, support AIDS Orphans and people living with HIV/AIDs with your financial donation. You can also help with material resources on HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health, sexual abstinence, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.

To keep up with the momentum to “Prevent HIV-AIDS through Awareness” we are looking for 50 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to “Prevent HIV-AIDS Awareness in South Sudan” – through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

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.

 

 

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Mar 4, 2011

Fighting poverty through education

William Ochieng visits Mairo primary school
William Ochieng visits Mairo primary school

Have you ever looked at the pictures of starving school building and felt powerless to help?

 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.

How can you be sure that your money reaches the destination and will it make any difference?

These are feelings and concerns that we have shared, but we believe that by starting small we can make a big difference.

To keep up the momentum of this school building project we need 200 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to “Educate Children and Fight poverty In South Sudan” – through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation

While most charities focus on trying to transform a whole country, HOPE OFIRIHA wants to begin by changing one village for the better. Our vision sees the Omilling village being turned into a self-sustaining community that can act as an inspiration to others. Currently, the average village man/woman earns almost no income a week, lives in a mud hut and has no personal possessions. There is no health care and very few children will receive an education.

They go to school barefoot and sit on not comfortable wood bench. The walls of their classrooms are wide open and threatened with closure. These are the fortunate ones. The rest have no hope and no future.

Currently, 2018 children ready for primary school; unfortunately, there are no schools in Omiling village. If we don’t have help them, they will not get an education. Also, there are no government developmental activities at place in Omilling village.

That can change;
With only $10 from each donor given to Mairo school building project, the whole community can benefit. For a start, your money will help to pay for the 200 (50kg-bags) of cements to make soil blocks to build the school, increasing their chances of a future career, which will benefit the local economy. But also a portion of it will go towards supporting the child's family - the parents and children who are not able to go to school. There is extreme poverty in Omilling village.

This approach aims to empower the families to play a role in their community at the same time as preparing their children for the future. As more money is put into the community we believe that other areas in the Magwi County will also feel the impact.

We believe that a little can do a lot; Please help us make the people of Omilling village believe that too.

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.

This report is written by William Ochieng - on his last trip to Omilling Village before the referendum on January 9th 2011.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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