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 30, 2011

Give Fruit Trees to reduce poverty in south Sudan

Mango tree seedling - We buy from this nursery
Mango tree seedling - We buy from this nursery

$15 –buys 10 Seedling Indian Mango Trees ready for planting.

Our Fruit planting program developed very quickly since it was started, and with the small resources that we have had, the Hope Ofiriha staff and the local communities have achieved amazing results.

Between March and April with the funding from our GlobalGiving donors we have planted the following varieties of seedlings; 50 pawpaw tree seedlings,  20 Indian mongo tree seedlings, and 60 passion fruit tree seedlings.

In the recent month the project activities have been cut down so that we can concentrate on Nurseries improvement and Awareness training. We have now reduced the number of nurseries to 10 since January and are concentrating on improved management of planted areas.

We are really glad that you are being with us. Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you until this project achieves it goals. In next three months we will post a new update, and also tell how the impact of your contributions is making differences along the way as the project is growing with time.

 

 

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May 26, 2011

Omilling is Malaria –endemic village South Sudan.

Omilling
Omilling's young mother & baby malaria patients

Omilling is Malaria –endemic village South Sudan.

Malaria is still a major public health problem in Omilling rural village, under-five children and pregnant women being the most vulnerable.

As far scientific world continues the search for microscope for testing malaria continues, the disease continues to kill several people, particularly children and women.

Recently we have looked into other prevention measures; the use of insecticide treated nets, taking anti-malaria tablets, and prompt treatment of malaria in order to prevent severe illness or death. But because there are no microscopes in the two clinics we are operating into 2 remote mountain villages to test malaria. Our medical staff diagnoses the patients through Guessing – which is not good for life-saving.

Despite the fact that Omilling is Malaria –endemic village, most families said that they want to use the insecticide treated bed-nets to prevent them from mosquito bites but they cannot afford as majority do not have incomes.

For this project we are looking for 10 people to sign for a monthly recurring donation of only $10 – than to donate say $100 in December as a one donation time as “Christmas Gift”. $10 is a lot of money each month in Omilling village and can save several lives. We are also open for a one time donation! If we know that we are getting $10 every month, when children fall sick from malaria - We can take medicines on credit and pay the pharmacist at later agreed date. With recurring giving will enable Hope Ofiriha plans a head in the future to help many people with the limited resources.

We are really glad that you are being with us. Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you until this project achieves it goals. In next three months we will bring you a new update, and also tell how the impact of your contributions is making differences to the lives of the villagers in Omilling southern Sudan.

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May 16, 2011

Recurring Donation Campaign & Field updates

Donated soil producing machine
Donated soil producing machine

The Technology Development and Advisory Unit at the University of Zambia has donated a hand-press interlocking soil block machine to Hope Ofiriha to build the Mario Primary School. The donation—which ultimately will help educate hundreds of war orphans, former child soldiers, and other vulnerable children—is wonderful in so many ways!

Production of interlocking soil-compressed blocks is environmentally friendly because very little water and cement and no firewood are used to make them. It is also much cheaper than buying and transporting manufactured ones because they are produced locally with local soil and eliminate the need for mortar.

The donated machine includes an integrated mould and compression lever with two double channels for support, and a manual for operation and building techniques. The university also trained me for two days in soil selection, production, and curing of soil block techniques. Hope Ofiriha paid for the machine’s transportation, custom clearance, and freight costs.

Thanks to the University of Zambia for this fabulous donation, thanks to Monica, our communications consultant, for going above and beyond the call of duty in expanding our global outreach, and thanks to GlobalGiving for exposing this need to a worldwide audience.

We are looking for 200 people to sign up for recurring monthly donation of $10 each. Say if 200 people sign up for recurring donation, Hope Ofiriha will collect each month $2000 to build Mairo Primary School. This is a worthwhile project and we need your help to make it a reality.

Our donors have contributed $210 but still we need more funds! We are optimistic more donors will be joining us along the way.

We are really glad you are with us and Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you until this project achieves it goals. In the next three months we will bring you a new project update to tell you how the fundraising activities is going and if we start building the school.

This report was written by William Ochieng, and Monica, our communication consultant.

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 one time gift.  $10 each month is a lot of money and it will go a long way to make a huge difference in South Sudan and Uganda. In Hope Ofiriha there are no small or big amounts. Every cents count!

 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.

 

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