Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop Cook stoves from Killing in South Sudan.
Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.
More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.
The project aim is to improve the village cooking methods, improve health, and protect the environment by training women in clay stove production skills. Trainees returned to share their learned skills in clay stove production with other women in Magwi County to enhance food cooking and improve health.
These women are returning to Uganda because of uncertainty in South Sudan, now turned entrepreneurs to make clay stove to sell to make a living and pay their children's school fees. They are lead by Knight Itwari a trainer, who has turned entrepreneur from her base in Namboole in the outskirt Kampala.
The clay stove is a potential income generation because its demand is constant and has a wider market in South Sudan and Uganda. These women have applied for microcredit run by Hope Ofiriha financed by our microfinance partner, Deki.
Before they get into the venture, they need sufficient knowledge of the work involved in order to make a good business. Hope Ofiriha trains them to learn about the technical aspects and procedures to ensure success. We will also continue searching for two women from Magwi to train in Uganda to have a skill to make clay stove as we did before.
In the next quarter a new field progress report will be posted so you get to know what impact your contribution is making changes in the field.
We sincerely do appreciate your commitment to help women and girls suffering from toxic oxygen and open fire burn. This initiative has been a great asset for beneficiaries in Omilling. They use wood clay stove for cooking instead of traditional three stones open fire stove which is dangerous. This has improved their health, and protect many to contract lung disease. For two years now, no beneficiary reported to a clinic for fire burn. Most families are opting to cook with wood clay stove because is save, energy efficient, and environment friendly.
Two trainees have been identified to be trained in the skill for making wood clay stove. They will be trained in Uganda in January 2014. Ms.Itwari is a clay stove trainer, and a client in the microloan program in Kampala.
The beneficiaries are eager to see this cause moving forward, but they need your help, so many are trained in the skill of making the clay stove to improve their health, and environment.
A new field update will be posted in the next three months, so you get to know what impact your contribution has help to create in Omilling countryside.
Women are being encouraged to use clay stoves for cooking!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop Cook stoves from Killing in South Sudan project. Your commitment to save women from toxic oxygen and fire burn is genuinely appreciated by our trustees and those who will benefit most.
This initiative is encouraging women, and girls to use clay stove for cooking to improve their health, and reduces the danger to contract lung disease. The local clinic reported no mother or a girl requesting treatment for fire burn during cooking as most are using clay stoves. Two new trainees have been identified to go for training in Uganda.
Agnes Idiongno has completed her skills training on July 22, and returned to Omilling to share the skills with fellow girls. She promised to train 20 girls to spread the knowledge in the community. I will also produce the clay stove for income generation Agnes said.
The beneficiaries are intensely eager to see this project progressing, and need your help, so many are trained in the skill.
The Wood clay Stove is very important to protect women from fire burn and toxic oxygen.
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop Cook stoves from Killing in South Sudan project. Your commitment to help the needy get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those who will benefit most – the women!
Cooking with clay stove will improve girls’ and women’s health, and reduces the danger of beneficiaries to contract lung disease.
In October 2012: Hope Ofiriha paid Agnes Idiongno for skills training in the clay stove making; and in small kiln building. The course duration is three months but has been extended as Agnes is not catching up quickly due to language barrier, and also her class has been delayed because students aren't enough. So she starts training on April 22 and finishes July 22. This project has three potentials; is income generation driven, improves health, and protect Moms from fire burn.
The beneficiaries are very eager to see this project progressing. These women need your help to be trained in clay stove making.
We wish you a happy new year 2013!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop Cookstoves from Killing in 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!
Wood clay Stove is very important to protect women from fire burn and toxic oxygen. Cooking with wood clay stove will improves girls’ and women’s health, and reduces the danger of beneficiaries to contract lung disease.
In October 2012 Agnes Idiongo has been sent by HO for skills training for wood clay stove production, be trained in a small kiln building in Kajjansji - Uganda. The duration of the training will be three months; the logic is; she will share her acquired skills with women in south Sudan. This project has a potential for income generation for local women!
The beneficiaries are very eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to train more women in wood clay stove production.
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 very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!
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