Sudanese refugee women are making success in Economic Recession Times with your help.
The economic recession have hit Uganda badly this year, But Hope Ofiriha has remained strong in its commitment to help the Refugee women in the outskirts of Kampala city. Our beneficiaries in Uganda have experienced serious price rising, combined with economic crisis that has hit Uganda like so many countries in Africa. As a result, the prices of basic commodities have increased considerably. A kilo of Sugar that used to cost only $1 (2,000 Ush) now costs about $2 (4,000), making it almost impossible for these poor women to feed their families. Hope Ofiriha has witnessed many children being sent home from schools because their parents cannot keep with the pace of school – fees rising up.
To cope with this economic recession, Hope Ofiriha has granted loans to 10 refugee women from Kakira slum. Each woman will get a loan of $50. These women will start their small business, and after three months they will be able to support their families, and send children back to schools. They will also start to repay their loan in several installments which has no interest. Previous women who are taken loans are doing well in their respective businesses. They have also repaid their loans.
We thank our Globalgiving donors for their ongoing support and Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you in 2011- and years to come.
The staff of Hope ofiriha and volunteers wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday season, to your family, friends, and colleagues at dinner table!
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