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 19, 2013

Heavy Rainfall Halted Delivery

Our midwife says thanks for helping in Omilling
Our midwife says thanks for helping in Omilling

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth project.

Only days ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming days may bring for the world’s youngest country.

Due to Omilling's bad, and muddy road caused by heavy rainfall it has been nearly impossible for two months to deliver the critical needed basic materials for giving birth at Onura Survival Clinic. Delivery has been resumed until next rainfall season.

First the supplies bought two months ago ought to be driven to Onura Survival clinic. These are: 4 birthing mats, 6 boxes cotton wool, 12 pieces syringes & needles. Anna Abwoo, village mid-wife said today six moms are due to give birth this December. She's making a new order to get the items to clinic awaiting the arrival of new babies.

Here are a success stories from a beneficiary:

Jennifer would like to thank everyone for the generous support she received when she was due to give birth to a son, who's two years and three months old. Without your help probably I could have not been there anymore, said Jennifer. Your donations helped give me basic materials for birth giving. I gave birth safely for the first time in my life. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

We will be sending a new field update after three months, so that you get to know what the impact your contribution is making in the lives of new babies and their Moms.

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Dec 17, 2013

We Made a Difficult Decision but Good

A deportee child Hopeofiriha wishes to have serve
A deportee child Hopeofiriha wishes to have serve

Recently the board of HopeOfiriha met and finalized a decision that has been ten months in deliberation.

Immediately we will cease to implement, fundraise, and remove "send 100 Deportee children to school in Uganda project" from our projects portfolio. The project will also be deactivated or marked as funded from GlobalGiving website effective from December 20 2013.

This has been a difficult decision but one that has been considered after exploring several other options over the last ten months. In the paragraph below I'd like to share my support for this decision as the executive director.

When we began this project, we had a unique reason to give a helping hand to deportee families from Israel to South Sudan. Our target was to operate a child sponsorhip and microloan projects so children and their mothers benefits while adopting to new lives in their newly independence country. Outside our expectation, Lea requested to do fundraising from Israel as a volunteer, and a kind individual, not as an organization. When we began deportation was in its infancy in South Sudan, and Lea's second intention was not known to us as an organization.

In 2013, we find a different environment, one where our work is made difficult by her. We have found ourselves increasingly frustrated and stranded. To continue to accept your donations and pay school fees for children whom we don't know will no longer be accepted by the board. Also, we cannot operate a scholarship project whose benefits only go to favoured families, where children from the majority of deportee families are not benefiting. This is not in line with our policy of non-discrimination.

We detained the school fees to promote fairness as we felt some children were discriminated, and to make sure a child from each family gets a scholarship through a lottery system, and also we want to collect information of children who are awarded a scholarship by Lea without notice of HopeOfiriha as an implementer of this cause in Uganda.

The board agreed to pay $2563 school fees to Trinity Primary School bank account before Christmas by Alice Amwony - now without conditions. When this is done, a payment receipt will be shared by all parties concern. The final payment will be made January 30th 2014. Aslo receipts from last two payments will be shared as well.

A deportee child Hopeofiriha wishes to have serve
A deportee child Hopeofiriha wishes to have serve
A deportee child Hopeofiriha wishes to have serve
A deportee child Hopeofiriha wishes to have serve

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Dec 16, 2013

Two classrooms Built A mid Heavy Rainfall

Thanks for your recent generous donation to Educate Children and Fight Poverty in S/Sudan.

HopeOfiriha is very pleased to the following partners: Trolltech Foundation, Thanksgiving (UK), GlobalGiving UK/USA donors for their contributions in making this project a dream come true.

Ms Alice with the purchasing team of two persons bought 100 bag (50-kg) cements, 2 wheelbarrows, 4 spades, 4 digging hoe, and 50 meter plastic sheeting. With little rainfall in Omilling now, the village volunteers will be making each day 500 interlocking soil bricks. The target is to produce 15,000 soil blocks before the next rainfall season. These goods are on Fuso truck from Gulu to Omilling. Ms Alice escorts the truck all the way to the project site

The truck will be moving slowly through the muddy and bad road to Omilling, and the driver knows they will spend many hours on a short distance road.

In a next report we will post a field update so you will get to know the impact of your contribution in Omilling for an education children have been longing.

Two classrooms have been built so children of first and second year of primary school can receive their lessons uninterrupted in a heavy rainfall. See your impact below:

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