Reduce Hunger and Women's Workloads in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
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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Organization Information

Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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