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.
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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Oct 10, 2011

Impoverished South Sudanese Children in Uganda

Saterina Lakang - sponsored pupil
Saterina Lakang - sponsored pupil

Impoverished children often become slaves to their new “families.” Some, especially the girls, are sexually or physically abused, and all of them are expected to work hard.

Polly’s story is unique. Infact, it is common among the South Sudanese refugee families living as squatters in slums in the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. More than 1000 children, most of them girls, have become “impoverished children” or “Independent orphan children”.

Their parents, too poor to feed, and educate their children, send them to live with families in better economic situations, much as Margaret’s did in recent months, hoping they’ll receive a better life and even an education. But often their children become slaves to the new “families.” Some, especially girls, are sexually or physically abused, and all of them are expected to work hard. They are the first to rise in the morning and the last to go to sleep at night – sometimes on a scrap of cardboard outside, like a dog.

They must cook breakfast for the family, clean the house, and help with the children. Several times a day they have to fetch fresh water for the family, a task that can take hours. Little girls and boys balancing jugs of water almost as large as they can be seen walking down the dusty streets of on the outskirt of Kampala. Their salaries are food and a place to sleep.

The host families, not wanting to spend money on these impoverished children, don’t let them go to school. In Uganda, even “free” public school costs money since there fees for books and uniforms each year. Without an education these children grow up illiterate and virtually unemployable, with no hope of changing their situation. Instead they must continue living as slaves or run away to escape the abusive treatment. Those who run away have nowhere to turn, especially since they have no skills to secure a job and cannot even read or write. They are forced to live on the streets where they continue to suffer abuse and hardship. Mange depends on the kindness of strangers to get food, while others resort to stealing. Some grown up girls are even forced to grant sexual favors in exchange for food.

Without help, these children are doomed to a life of poverty and sadness. But there is hope, and it begins with providing these impoverished children an education that will help break the vicious cycle of poverty that dominates their lives.

Our partner Inovati has paid a year school fees for: Margaret N. Achan, Polly Amitto, Christine Anyero, Lee Ben Ibo, and Saterina Lakang. Hope Ofiriha is also committed to paying the school fees for the children already in the program.


 

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