Bring Hope to a Destitude Family in North Sudan

 
$4,527
$1,738
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Apr 22, 2013

Alai: Will never Forget your Help

Alai: Will Never Forget your Help
Alai: Will Never Forget your Help

Thanks for helping Alai's family of 3 children! Thank you for helping southern Sudan! Thank you for helping Alai's Mom.

Thanks for your generous donations over the years to Bring Hope to a Destitute Family in Sudan project. Your joined efforts assisted Alai, a mother, and her children to be alive.

Alai, 3 children, and a Mom, and other beneficiaries returned to South Sudan. They are living in Torit - Eastern Equatoria state. Your financial contributions have helped a lot, without it I don't know what could have happened when we were still in Omdurman. You safe our lives, said Alai.

Alai plans to get skills in running a tiny restaurant business for income generation in Juba, and Hayat, is making contacting with the school. The skill training is of a 3 month duration, and when she finishes she will be given a microcredit of $1000. This is the last help she gets from Hope Ofiriha.

This project has been retired because the beneficiaries returned to their newly independence nation.  Hope Ofiriha takes this opportunity to thank our donors whose contributions made it possible to help these destitute families whom by then were living in Omdurman as internal displaced peoples (IDPs)  . 

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Jan 7, 2013

The family arrived Juba

I met Alai in Juba, said Haya
I met Alai in Juba, said Haya

We wish you a happy new year 2013!

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Bring Hope to a Destitute Family in 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!

Alai, her 4 - children and a mother has arrived to African newest nation, said by Haya.  A member of Hope Ofiriha met with Mrs. Haya in Juba to discuss new plans to help Alai stand with her own foot in a near future. Mrs. Haya, suggested that; Alai should be trained to operate a roadside tiny restaurant for recurring income generation. Now, Alai is receiving a new training under the guidance of Mrs. Haya, in Juba, and she will graduate after two months course. HO released $200 to pay for the course fees, foods, and transport – to and from school five days a week. Mrs. Haya has agreed to give them an accommodation until the training period is over.

HO will grant Alia a micro-loan in form of a start - up capital so she sets up a roadside restaurant for income generation to provide her family with basic needs, and pay her children’s education. Alai has suffered for years, but your help she is very optimistic about the future over since from Omdruman.

She is very eager to see this project progressing. She needs your help to your help so she can set up a tiny business in South Sudan capital - Juba.

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 Merry Christmas and very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!

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Oct 8, 2012

Food is Hope

Alai & her 3 children
Alai & her 3 children

Without Food - Alai's children of 3 have no hope!

Madame Alai Kibok recalled, “Before the help, life was no good, no good!” one out of her 4 children died from starvation. When they divorced, she wanted to commit suicide because she cannot be trusted and accepted into the main stream society in the former Sudan.

No welfare office for her to approach for help so she could provide food to her family and a mother. In these two years she raised her children as a single mother living with them in a sub-standard house in Omdruman. HOPE Ofiriha paid for their two years basic needs: (rent, foods, medicines, school fees, uniforms, and study materials, and clothes).

At a time of reporting, HOPE Ofiriha helped changed Alai’s family of 3’s conditions from being worse to good. They have hope, and optimistic about the future. Alai’s mother too is doing well and strong.

Alai, is trained in the income generation skills, and received a microloan of $250. She operated a kiosk, and sold tea to road peddlers before Sudan spited into two countries. After South Sudan became Independence, the business environment changed for it citizens living in Khartoum. Her kiosk was confiscated by the authority with the stocks inside because South Sudanese citizens lost their rights in the former Sudan on April 1 2012. Before, she made a profit of $5 daily, and operated her business for 3 months. She worked Monday to Sunday and saved $450 (Sudanese pound £2,025) clean profit. She has nothing left again.

Alai’s family of 3 and her mother will be flown to Juba by end of June, or July 15 through the help of (IMO-under UNHCR auspices).

Additionally, 8 other women from South Sudan benefited from this initiative for a year in Omdruman. These women were granted microloans to start petty business for income generations in Khartoum, and each got $100-. These women returned to Juba in May, and staffs from HOPE Ofiriha visited them twice in the transit camps near Juba air port. Yabba (a nice small boy) has also benefited from this initiative for 10 months because his mother is too young to provide food on table for two of them.

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Jun 22, 2012

Returning to South Sudan for good

We Are Returning For Good To South Sudan
We Are Returning For Good To South Sudan

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Bring Hope to a Destitute Family in North Sudan.

 Your commitment to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees, and those who benefit most- the Children!

Your gift paid for their basic needs: (rent, foods, medicines, school fees, uniforms, study materials, and clothes). The beneficiaries are eager to see this project progressing.

Madame Alai Kibok recalled, “Before the help, life was no good, no good!” one out of her 4 children died from starvation. When they divorced, she wanted to commit suicide because as a divorcee she cannot be trusted, and accepted in a strict north Sudan Arabic culture.

No welfare office to approach for help so she can provide food to herself, 3 children, and a mother. In these two years she raised her children alone living in sub standard house in the outskirt of Omdruman.

Alai, is trained in the income generation skills, and was granted a microloan of $250. She opened a kiosk, sold tea to road peddlers before Sudan spited into two geographies. When South Sudan became Independence the business environment changed for South Sudanese in the north. Her kiosk was confiscated with the stocks because people from Juba lost their rights in Sudan by April 1 2012. Before they snatched her kiosk, Alai made $5 profit daily, and operated her business for 3 months Monday to Sunday. Her profits were  $450 (Sudanese pound £2,025), also snatched, she kept them in a kiosk as Islamic law don’t allow a woman opening personal bank accounts.  

Alai’s family of 3, a mother, and 350 people will be flown to Juba by June end, or July 15 by the help of IOM (under UNHCR - auspices in Khartoum). When this happens it will be reported in next field update.

Additional 8 new women have benefited from this initiative for a year. These women were granted microloans to start income generation businesses in a former Sudan. (Each women gets $100). These mothers have returned to their new country last May, and staffs from HOPE Ofiriha visited them twice in the camps near Juba air port. Yabba (a nice small boy) has also benefited from this initiative for 10 months because his mother is too young to provide for them.

Since this project is under implementation we will be sending you our quarterly reports about our work. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact, and what we have achieved.

Once again, thank you for all you do for Hope Ofiriha.

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Mar 19, 2012

March 2012:Field Report

Project beneficiary
Project beneficiary

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Bring Hope to a Destitute Family in North Sudan.
Your commitment to help women and children to get out of poverty is appreciated by our Board, and those who benefit most – the children!

Your donation will be used to pay for rent, foods, medicines, and school fees. You helped raised $4,600, but still $2,400 is needed to reach the goal.

Alai, her children and mother want to return to S. Sudan because southerners have returned when it became independence last year. If they return - this will be reported in the next report.

Meanwhile, we will keep you updated through our quarterly reporting and monthly news via our website.

Once again, thank you for all you do for Hope Ofiriha.

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Project Leader

William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Oslo Norway

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