"We still need a stabilized Interlocking Soil Block Machine to build Omilling local Infrastructures"
The University of Zambia and Rahula Trust (UK), each has donated a hand –press interlocking machine. Since South Sudan got its Independence on July 9 2011 there are needs to build schools and healthcare post clinics. The demand to build have overcome the supplies of the two machines. Every village want to make soil blocks and people fight over the use of the interlocking soil block machines because they aren’t enough to cover the growing demand.
The interlocking block gives an answer to affording school buildings, water storage and sanitation needs at Omilling and Magwi County at large. The stabilized soil blocks are strong, economical blocks made from a mixture of sub-soil with a small quantity of cement. A bag of cement can be used to make between 90 and 150 SSBs which most villages can afford.
HO looks forward in working with you until this project is completed. In the next coming three months a new updated will be posted to report how thing are changing from the ground.
Onura Maternal Survival Project will soon save lives of hundreds of mothers and their babies when the childbirth delivery bed arrives. The project also will train mid-wives to deal with childbirth complications.
On July 19 2011 GlobalGiving throw a baby shower for South Sudan’ Onura clinic. Due to the overwhelming supports of GlobalGiving’s donors, we’ve raised over $21,000 to save even more mothers and babies.
HO plans to buy a childbirth delivery bed from Aegean-tech, a producer based in China. Aegean-tech has quoted the price including the CIF, and the shipment takes thirty days to arrive Mombasa port from China. HO has applied for tax-exemption from the government of southern Sudan (Goss), so when the cargo arrives it will not be taxed. This is needed in advance to make a decision whether or not to import, and also it reduces the cost, and follow up time. The port clearance fees , Mombasa – to – Onura transport cost, and the actual cost price in China – all these will be total up to see if they are within the budget. If they do, a decision to buy will be made.
The maternal Mortality rate in Onura has been the highest in South Sudan. Soon your generosity will give “a childbirth facility” to handle the deliveries; and mothers no longer need to die while giving birth.
I’m Akello Susan, a new Field Coordinator. I will be sending you project updates from the ground throughout 2012. Read more
Hope Ofiriha would like to thank our donors for your ongoing support. Because of your generosity, we have raised over $77,234 since 2009 to operate 14 small –scale projects in South Sudan and Uganda.
As we head to a new year, we ask that you please keep Hope Ofiriha in mind for year-end donations. We’re currently raising money to fund a clean water hand pump and Mairo School building projects that will benefits children in South Sudan. Whether your giving is influenced by the spirit of the season giving, tax planning or a desire to contribute to a great cause, your gift will make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who will benefit from these projects.
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I wish you a Happy New Year from Hope Ofiriha!