We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2013!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give Fruit and a Greener Environment South Sudan project. Your committed to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!
Fruit planting is good for the environment, and provide a healthier food diets to the villagers. In time of scarcity they stand as food security. It is also the potential source of income because the timbers and fruit varieties will be sold to promote the economy and development locally. This is a great project for current and future generation.
The following fruit seedlings have been supplied to the tree nurseries to mark the year end of 2012:20 Indian mango seedlings, 10 jack fruit seedlings, and 5 yellow banana seedlings.
The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to plant more fruit and tree varieties;
While our communities had just started to adjust from the shocks and devastation of prolonged civil war, they were yet met by airstrikes and ground assaults launched against South Sudan in the bordering states by Sudan armed forces and militant allies. This brought more unnecessary displacement, vulnerability, anguish and human suffering.
Life in the South Sudan – Sudan bordering states became unbearable as cost of living steadily skyrocketed. While two nations have signed a deal to promote peaceful coexistence, the impact of recent conflict include Abyei has caused humanitarian needs to the affected people.
We therefore, request our partners to continue their support to Hope Ofiriha and more importantly to the needy and vulnerable groups in the communities. We look forward to working with all of you in 2013.
May I take this opportunity to wish our donors and partners a Merry Christmas and very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!
Tree Planting ProjectApproximately, 50,000 Ecycalptus tree seedlings were raised in 10 tree nurseries for planting out at the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010. However, due to the global financial crisis, as stated in the introduction, it was necessary to reduce the number of nurseries that HOPE Ofiriha supported. It was decided that a maximum of 6 tree nurseries could be supported, and support would have to be withdrawn from those nurseries which were a long distance away and difficult to reach.
Volunteer’s levels for the environmental project were also looked at and reductions made. HOPE Ofiriha now recruits 2 volunteer mangers, 4 coordinators (formerly supervisors) and local environmental staff, down to a total of 22 volunteers.
Fruit Tree Growing ProjectDuring the second year of the fruit tree project, HOPE Ofiriha recruited a former Government agricultural extension worker as a volunteer who had considerable knowledge of budding and grafting.
It was decided that it was not viable for all the nurseries to have fruit trees, and so 10 fruit tree nurseries were established in key strategic areas, and an orchard of mother trees was planted near each other of these nurseries.
During the plantation season at the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, improved fruit trees which had been budded in the first year of the project were planted out.
At Omilling local greenhouse was constructed using semi-permanent materials and nursery volunteer workers” were trained to bud. Additionally, an orchard of mother trees was planted.
More budwood was purchased from National Crops Research Institute (Uganda), brought to Omilling, and a large number of lemon seedlings were budded. These seedlings were raised in the greenhouse and then given to individual farmers and community tree nurseries.
Virus-resistant banana suckers were bought and a plantation of 250 banana trees was established at Omilling.
It is planted that the suckers from these banana trees will be “loaned” to selected farmers to establish their own plantation, and repayment of these “loan” will be made in suckers from their trees so that other farmers can set up plantations. So far, 270 fruit seedlings from pawpaw, Indian mango, jack, passion, sugarcane, yellow banana and avocado have been planted out.
Thanks for your recent generous gift: Give Fruit and a Greener Environment.Your commitment to help the needy to get out from extreme poverty is really appreciated by our trustees, and those who benefit most- the Children!
Your gift will buy Indian Mango, and Avocado tree seedlings. We are also buying gardening tools for two nurseries. The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing.
Give More, Get More: GlobalGiving to Match Donations to Hope Ofiriha from June 13: Are you looking for a way to support HOPE Ofiriha small scale-projects and get more bangs for your buck? Starting at midnight at 12:00am EDT on June 13, GlobalGiving is matching all donations by 30% for partner, 40% for leader, or 50% for superstar. Good news! – HOPE OFIRIHA is a superstar – and donation to our projects will be matched by 50%. There is a total of $75,000 available in matching funds and the campaign will run through June 13 or until the pool of matching funds runs out at 11:59 pm EDT.
In addition to the match, GlobalGiving is offering a $ 1,000 bonus to the project that raises must funds and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives the most unique donations during the campaign period. This will be the final site-wide matching campaign for GlobalGiving this year, so consider making your end-end gifts on June 13. During the most recent campaign, the matching pool was exhausted within a matter of hours so please make your gifts early!
Because the bonuses will be awarded to specific projects this is a terrific opportunity to help the needy get out from extreme poverty.
Since this project is still under implementation, we will be sending you our quarterly reports about our work. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact, what we have achieved.
Once again, thank you for all you do for Hope Ofiriha.
I’m Akello Susan, a new Field Coordinator. I will be sending you project updates from the ground throughout 2012. Read more
Hope Ofiriha would like to thank our donors for your ongoing support. Because of your generosity, we have raised over $77,234 since 2009 to operate 14 small –scale projects in South Sudan and Uganda.
As we head to a new year, we ask that you please keep Hope Ofiriha in mind for year-end donations. We’re currently raising money to fund a clean water hand pump and Mairo School building projects that will benefits children in South Sudan. Whether your giving is influenced by the spirit of the season giving, tax planning or a desire to contribute to a great cause, your gift will make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who will benefit from these projects.
By making your year-end donation to Hope Ofiriha via the “Donate Now” button on our GlobalGiving page, you can help us fight extreme poverty.
I wish you a Happy New Year from Hope Ofiriha!
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