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.
Feb 24, 2011

Give Fruit trees to poor in South Sudan

Fruit tree seedlings
Fruit tree seedlings

Fruit trees contributes to poor reduction in Magwi County south Sudan.

On 08- Feb - 2011 president Omer al-Bashir, issued a republican decree accepting the final results of referendum, which supports the separation of the South into an independent state. North and South Sudan are presently engaged in talks to resolve the sensitive issues, which includes sharing of oil revenues, demarcation of boarders, and the contested oil-rich Abyei region.

Following the long civil war there is virtually no local infrastructure to support the returning Internally Displaced person (IDP), and refugees in Magwi County. What little there was before the long conflict began was destroyed.

Since starting the Fruit project the progress has been slow due to lack of money. With difficulties we are planning to plant over 5000 mango, guava, and papaya trees within the next three months if money can be secured. It will take some few years before they produce fruit, but soon these quick growing fruit trees will replace those cut down by the LRA rebels in their efforts to starve out the “villagers” in the past conflict.

This is a worthwhile large project which has a major contribution to poverty reduction to the local villagers. It benefits the Onura sub village and the entire Magwi County for current and future coming generations.

Last year 500 seedlings of fruit trees of different varieties were planted with the help of our GlobalGiving donors. We need your help to plant more seedlings fruit trees this year.

To keep up the momentum of this life – changing project and the ability of our hard working volunteers, we need 200 people to give $10 – or more per month on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to Give Fresh Fruit a Greener Environment through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and Hope Ofiriha supporters are no different but please spare what you can to help the suffering people of South Sudan. Please be assured that almost every penny of your donations go to the project. All trustees of Hope Ofiriha are unpaid volunteers and fund their own expenses; we have 2 paid staff in South Sudan.

We thank you for your support in 2010 and will continue to partner with you for years to come until we reach the goal of this project is reach.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

 

 

 

 

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Feb 22, 2011

Give Clay stoves to protect the environment

Traditional local 3 stones stove
Traditional local 3 stones stove

Fuel efficiency clay stoves when in use; they do not only conserve the environment but improve the health of women.

On 08- Feb - 2011 president Omer al-Bashir, issued a republican decree accepting the final results of referendum, which supports the separation of the South into an independent state. North and South Sudan are presently engaged in talks to resolve the sensitive issues, which includes sharing of oil revenues, demarcation of boarders, and the contested oil-rich Abyei region.

 We are thankful to our supporters for their contributions that helped Hope Ofiriha to train women in fuel –efficiency clay stove production skills. Because of your CASH we added ten women to receive training. By the end of 2011 we are planning to train 500 women to make 5000 fuel-efficiency clay stoves!

The 2010 was not productive because we wanted to train 1000 women but only 100 participants were train. The main reason was lack of funding. We hope 2011 will bring new donors so that several women are train.

When our fuel –efficiency clay stoves are in use, they do not only conserve the environment but improve the health of women, and young girls whose duties are to feed their families. Our clay stoves decrease the amount of deadly fumes that women and children breathe inside the homes and conserve the most fragile ecosystems by protecting forests. By using our clay stoves will also contribute to reduction in  wood fuel consumption by 60% per each family per year. We are serving more trees than before!

To keep up the momentum of this environmental –conserving project we need 20 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to “Stop Cookstoves from killing in south Sudan” – through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

In three months to come we will have lots of progress and the impact of the funds will be clearly demonstrated. We will to give you an update on how your contributions are making changes in the lives of poor women, children and the villages that they live in.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

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Feb 16, 2011

Posho Community Mills

Hand grinding
Hand grinding

99% of women suffers from backs and joins in Omilling village because of extensive squatting.

On 08- Feb - 2011 president Omer al-Bashir, issued a republican decree accepting the final results of referendum, which supports the separation of the South into an independent state. North and South Sudan are presently engaged in talks to resolve the sensitive issues, which includes sharing of oil revenues, demarcation of boarders, and the contested oil-rich Abyei region.

In Omilling village women still use hands to cut maize kernels from cobs, and to grind maize-grains into the smooth flour. To do this they squat on their knees for hours hurting their backs and joins. This is the hardest work which takes months to finish after each harvest. When women cannot produce maize-flour their children go hungry.

99% of women suffers from backs and joins because of extensive squatting while doing the hard work. In January three women were beaten by their husbands because they failed to keep up with the production of smooth-flour to provide foods. They are suffering from back, and join pains daily.  Also in Omilling rural community cooking is regarded women’s duty. So you see it is not easy to be a woman or a girl in rural areas of south Sudan. Women are voiceless and have no say in their lives.

Women are waiting for this project to come, but Hope Ofiriha cannot set a date to deliver it because it is facing hard-time to raise money to implement the initiative.

In our bank account it's recorded $1, 850, - donated in 2010 for this project – but we still need your help to raise the balance. This project is implementable only when project's budget is met.

To keep up with the momentum of this life – changing project and the ability of our hard working women, we need 200 people to give $10 – or more per month on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to Reduce Hunger and Women’s Workloads in South Sudan through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and our supporters are no different but please spare what you can to help the suffering women of South Sudan. Please be assured that almost every penny of your donations go to the project. All trustees of Hope Ofiriha are unpaid volunteers and fund their own expenses; we have 2 paid staff in South Sudan.

We thank you for your support in 2010 and we will continue to partner with you for years to come until the goal of this project is reach.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

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