Fruit tree nursery project
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give Fruit and a Greener Environment project.
Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.
More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.
Fruit trees grow from infancy in the nursery, so that the local volunteers can manage the dedicate budding a grafting process. Then from there, seedling fruits go to three divisions - fruit trees are distributed to families, fruit trees are given to community groups whom the project helps to grow, plant, and look after their fruit trees, and fruit trees are planted in the project improved orchards.
Since the project began years ago, it grows mango, guava, pawpaw, avocado, and banana trees. While some fruit trees grow naturally in Magwi, trees are often poorly managed, and some fruit trees like banana trees suffer from viruses which mean they do not produce fruit.
With your contribution the project has purchased the seeds of ecycalptus tree, Avocado, passion, jack fruit, and yellow banana to start a new fruit nursery.
Due to the growing insecurity concern the project will relocate the fruit tree nursery from Omilling to Magwi center. Hope Ofiriha has applied for a land to set up a new nursery, and the positive answer is expected soon.
In the next quarter HOPE Ofiriha will post a new field update report so you get to know what impact is your contribution is helping to creating in Omilling South Sudan.