Combat Malnutrition with Beekeeping in South Sudan

 
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Apr 9, 2014

Monkey Destroyed Omilling local economy

The Monkeys destroyed Omilling local economy
The Monkeys destroyed Omilling local economy

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Bee-keeping in South Sudan project.

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.

In the last quarter the monkeys destroyed 500 bee hives for food at the foot of a hill. These monkeys normally immigrate to Omilling mountainous forest areas during the dry season in search of food. They also ate cassava, sweet potatoes, millet and destroyed the farms. These species are very destructive to the local economy and their activities can create extreme starvation. To keep the monkeys away the villagers have to guard their farms in dry season for three months.

The project has managed to repair 15 beehives, and will continue to fix the remaining hives so long our economic position allows it. This will take time and patience to reach the goal. Five new bee hives are on the way to the project site for distribution.

In the next three months to come a new field update report will be posted so that you get to know what impact your contribution has help create in Omilling south Sudan.

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Dec 9, 2013

Monkey:Destroyed 500 bee hives

Beekeeping manager - Denis Ochanda
Beekeeping manager - Denis Ochanda

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Bee-keeping in South Sudan project.

Our beekeeper says he is disappointed when the monkeys destroyed Langstroth beehives from the project site on the foot hill of Itohok Mountain last week. The monkeys destroyed the hives in the night and following day it rains longer.  

Denis Ochanda visited the site on Friday afternoon to find 500 beehives containing African Queen Honey Bees were destroyed, and honey eaten. These monkeys moved from northern Uganda looking for food in Omilling mountainous areas. In a dry season, this is a usual trend. They destroyed food crops, and anything eatable. The monkey falls down hives, open it, eat honey, and finally destroyed the hives at the spot.

He said: The beehives had been doing exceptionally well, and we were getting honey and money from them. I came last week with a volunteer from Czech Republic -Caritas Internationalis who had come to replicate a project. But when we arrived we found 500 hives were destroyed by the monkeys. The destroyed hives are repairable but need modest investment.

Denis said; we will keep the project going, and re-stock 10 beehives in the yard on the foot of Itohok Mountain. We are planning to repair the destroyed shortly. The watchman and four dogs will be deployed in the site 24 hours a day in a dry season. The dogs will be used to detect and scare the monkeys away.

Denis Ochanda provided this information through a telephone call from Magwi County.

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Aug 29, 2013

No Bee-keeping! No life in rural area!

Rekele Dudu: Bee-keeping is our hope!
Rekele Dudu: Bee-keeping is our hope!

Bee-keeping is giving jobs and boosting local economy!

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Bee-keeping in South Sudan project. Your commitment to help the needy get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees.

What is next? Your donation will help buy three wire frames and supply material to produce 25 bee-hives. Once these hives are made, they will be distributed to a new group.

The beneficiaries are very eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to set up new bee-keeping organizations.

After three months a new field report will be posted so you get to know what impact your contribution has help to create, and the changes it has given to women and people in Omilling.  

Apr 22, 2013

Honey stimulate local opportunity

Honey is medicine
Honey is medicine

Beekeeping is a rural area economic activity to boost income generation locally.

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Bee-keeping in South Sudan project. Your commitment to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those who will benefit most – the children!

Beekeeping is a rural area economic  activity that has the potential to stimulate local development, and boost income generations giving the beneficiaries the opportunity to provide them with basic needs, and of their families.

Hope Ofiriha purchased a wax melter, and two (2) wire frames, these assets will be donated to a new beekeeping group in the village.

The beneficiaries are very eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to set up new bee-keeping organizations.

 

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Jan 8, 2013

Beekeeping; only solution to tackle poverty

Beehives for distribution
Beehives for distribution

We wish you a happy new year 2013!

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Bee-keeping in S. 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!

Bee-keeping is important economic activity in rural communities of South Sudan. This activity has helped boost women’s income in Omilling, and the beneficiaries are able to provide for their basic needs. Really good!

HO supplied - two stainless steel smokers, one com cutter, and new 50 beehives to be distributed to new group.

The beneficiaries are very eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to your to set up new bee-keeping organization in Omilling.

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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William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Akershus Norway

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