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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