No water, everybody will die in Onura sub village of southern 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. Sudan will not be the same again, and Hope Ofiriha looks for a new Republic of south Sudan.
Life continues to be a real struggle for women and children in Onura sub village. Most water muddy ponds are contaminated with water-borne diseases which are a major health problem for the villagers. They have no access to clean water. Young girls and women wake up early every morning to walk 4 miles to fetch drinking water. The local girls are paying heavy burden fetching water for their families - instead of going to school – they are busy carrying water. They will stay in this cycle of conditions throughout. The only ticket out of this miserable condition is to provide them with “Hand water pumps”.
Most children between the ages of 5 –to - 10 suffer from water-scarce diseases such as trachoma and scabies. People in Onura sub village really want this project implemented soon. But Hope Ofiriha is facing hard time with optimism in raising the funds to put in real life.
With the help of our donors we managed to raise $1,485 and we still need $10,015 to reach project’s budget goal. As soon the goal of $11,500 is met the project will be implementation. Or if we manage to raise $5,750 we will drill a hand water pump at the school so children can have access to clean dring water. Also by installing “Hand held water pump” at school will attract more children. Women are desperate to have access to near by water source, freedom time, and improve health status.
In Hope Ofiriha’s bank account it's recorded $1,485 the funds raised in 2010 – but we still need your help to raise the remaining balances. Will you consider giving only $10 – or more on monthly subscription? In this way we will reach the budget goal quickly as the project will be having constant inflow of money.
We thanks you for your support in 2010 and will continue to partner with you in years to come until the goal of this project is complete.
Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha.
1560 people are drinking water from a muddy water pond, and need your help to install hand water pump to supply clean water.
Life is very difficult in Onura sub village. Most people are subsistence farmers who grow crops, and animals just to feed their families. Most villagers have no education with their children who always end up subsistence farmers just like their poor parents.
These villagers have no access to clean drinking water, and children wake up very early in the morning and walk miles over miles to nearby streams to fetch drinking water for domestic purposes. “Fetching water” is regarded women’s duty in south Sudan, and this denies most girls from schooling.
Most of the streams are full of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, and Bilharzias. Guinea worm disease for example is a major health problem in Magwi County as a whole.
Due to water scarcity in Onura sub village, most people in these areas suffer from water-scarce diseases like trachoma and scabies.
Through our GlobalGiving kind donors, Hope Ofiriha has raised $250, and the fund is in Hope Ofiriha’s bank account. We are still fundraising until the budget goal of this project is reach. The project will be implemented when Hope Ofiriha gets the funding.
We thank our supporters for their ongoing support and Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with all of 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!
People in ONURA sub village are acutely affected by the lack of access to clean drinking water. This year 45 children got sick before the age of 5 - due to causes related to water-borne illnesses according to the local medical officer who visited. The 1560 people are in need of safe water. Without this, the already overburdened women will bear the added stress of healthcare, and loss of school days for girls use to fetch water from a long distance.
A woman’s responsibility is to fetch water with a baby on her back from 10km water spring source for their families. Hope Ofiriha wants to provide the rural community with a hand held water pump but to raise funds for this worthwhile project has proven difficult. But we are hopeful with the help from our GlobalGiving donors “a Hand-held water pump” will be coming soon.
We appreciate your supports to this project, and will be working with you until the goal of this project is fully achieved. You will be hearing from us in the next three (3) months again with new project updates.
Thanks for your ongoing supports!
With the coming donations this project will be receiving through GlobalGiving, HOPEOFIRIHA will construct two water pumps. One water pump will be located at the primary school reaching over 300 children who are currently have no water at school yard, and other water pump will be in the village centre so that it benefits all women.
In addition, the project will expand its work into deeper communities, providing clean water to villages that are having no water sources.
Still in Onura village Sudan there are healths problems such as parasites, bacterial infections and diarrhea which have been traced to drinking water from the dirty river. Last February the village invited a health care official to check the river that the villagers are drinking. He found that the river is polluted with bacteria from human waste and dirty thing like (clothes, mopes, rags...) that villagers wasted in the river. So the river water that 240 families now are using is not safe to drink.
We look forward that you continue to support this cause until the project is fully funded and field reports will be posted to our supporter through GlobalGiving.
Thanks for your support!
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