Hope Ofiriha

We empower women and children living in rural communities to overcome social injustice, disease, illiteracy, and poverty. Our small-scale interventions enhance their social and economic well being and help them reach their potential.
Nov 10, 2011

Why women still die to give birth.

Anne Martins is a village midwife in Onura
Anne Martins is a village midwife in Onura

Giving birth can be fatal for women in Onura.

Ms. Anne Martins only village midwife is granted a scholarship to study in Uganda. Ms. Anne says; thanks America! Thanks the World! Thanks to GlobalGiving! Your Gifts will stop moms and their children from dying in childbirth.

Local campaigners argue that these deaths are both preventable and have repercussions that go far beyond woman’s immediate family and the community.

We know exactly what needs to be done to save women’s lives, said Dr. Robert Lokong, head of Onura Maternal Survival Project.

The leading killers during childbirth include massive blood loss, high blood pressure, an untreated infection and obstructed labour – where the woman’s body is still too small for the baby to pass through the birth canal. But the most important reason has been lack of delivery facilities.

But the reasons why these issues have not been tackled are political, rather than medical. The first and most important reason is a social issue: the low status of women. Leaders do not see the lives and health of women as a political priority, they invest in others sectors.

Onura women most at risk, most marginalized, vulnerable, and living in harsh conditions with underdeveloped health systems in post conflict situations.

Three hundred in 300 women lack access to a trained midwife in Onura. The three basic interventions are: family planning to begin with, a qualified birth attendant present at the birth supported by delivery facilities, and access to obstetric care if there are complications during birth, Dr. Robert said.

Hope Ofiriha will supply Onura Maternal survival health post with the childbirth delivery facilities.The project will also fund mid-wife college education.

In the next 3 months new updates will be posted, and we also will report on how your contributions are impacting the lives of women and their new babies at Onura.

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Oct 25, 2011

Small Budget Goal

project beneficiary
project beneficiary

Our donors have contributed $3918 towards a budget goal of $21,500. This is a good moment for Hope Ofiriha. Since April a new policy was passed of posting project with small goal of $1500 live on GlobalGiving. Once the goal is raise we then increase the amount with similar goal until the project budget is entirely achieved. This strategy is good for Hope Ofiriha as a small NGO.

We now have the funds to train more 5 women in production skills, bee-farming and marketing of the honey to business market. Hope Ofiriha needs to identify these women and the selection group is working on this matter. We still need your help to put the finishing touches on this project to help local women to get out of the cycle of poverty.

Thanks to our donors! Thanks to GlobalGiving for sharing our project with kind people! Without YOU - Hope Ofiriha would have not delivered its mission.

In the next 3 months new updates will be posted, and also to report how your contributions are impacting on the lives of women in Onura sub Village Magwi County South Sudan. Hope Ofiriha appreciates partnering with you, and will continue to team up with you until the goal of this project is achieved.

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Oct 17, 2011

Combating Poverty through Supply of medicines.

Mr.Thomas - Omilling medical Assistant
Mr.Thomas - Omilling medical Assistant

Without medicines – life is not sustainable in Omilling!

In Omilling, people cannot afford even basic medicines. They suffer severely because of poverty and have to live under constant fear of not knowing what they will do if they or their love ones fall seriously ill.

But in many cases, working –classes aren’t much better off either. In comparison to those who can walk 55 km (just going) to public healthcare clinics, there are always no medicines available to give to the sick people.

Access to healthcare plays a vital role in poverty reduction that is why Hope Ofiriha has made each and every effort to provide these critical resources to Omilling.

With donations from GlobalGiving we buy medicines which we supply to the healthcare post. In October 3, Hope Ofiriha supplied the healthcare post with medication to 20 patients suffering from uncomplicated malaria, and 10 patients from fever. This is really good!

We still need your help so we provide ongoing supplies of medicines to safe children, women, and men from dying in Omilling.  

Thanks to our donors! Thanks to GlobalGiving for sharing our project with kind people!

In the next 3 months new updates will be posted so you get to know how your contributions are impacting the lives of people in Omilling.

 

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