Stop Cookstoves from Killing in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
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There is high social tension in a country which leaders attributed it to foreign interference in the internal affairs of South Sudan. Click here for more:

Hundreds of workers and citizens took to the streets in Wau, South Sudan second largest city on Friday to protest against the increased of cost of living, and salary in arrears as the leaders warned the country’s economic woes were reaching a crisis point.

Protesters in Wau city, west east of Juba, demonstrated over raising prices of goods and services, and salary in arrears which they said were not matched by current wage structures.

A yawning public sector deficit, a falling local currency and high inflation have heaped pressure on South Sudan, which before independence was seen as a promising emerging economy in East Africa.

We are grateful for your support to Stop Cookstoves Killing in South Sudan.
Mothers in Southern Sudan are recognizing your contribution to saving a life from toxic oxygen and fire burn under cooking.

At this second quarter reporting:
You gave microloans to ten southern Sudanese women who are in the business operation of making and selling clay Cookstoves to provide their families with basic needs and pay school fees to educate their children. These families are living in Uganda as refugees after fleeing from civil conflict three years.

This initiative is running a local awareness workshop to promote young women and girls to use clay stoves for cooking. The aim is to improve the health and reduces the danger of catching lung diseases.  So far this appeal is doing well.

Previously, five young women were selected for skills training to make clay Cookstoves. Due to negative cash flow the charity postponed skills education. We hope to train the trainees in the third quarter if funds become available.

In the third quarter, we will be posting a new field update to report on the progress of this initiative and tell you how your gift is impacting the needy in a positive way.

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Women are encouraged to use cookstoves for cooking
Women are encouraged to use cookstoves for cooking

Thanks for your cash donation to Stop Cookstoves from Killing South Sudan project. Your contribution to saving a life from toxic oxygen and fire burn is genuinely recognized by those benefiting the most.

At this reporting:
You distributed 65 clay cookstoves to South Sudanese families living in northern Uganda as a result of current unrest in their country. Women are being encouraged to use clay cookstoves for cooking!

A project is encouraging mothers ad young girls to use clay cookstoves when cooking to improve their health and reduces a danger to contract lung disease. Aclinic had not treated any patient with fire burned since most mothers are clay cookstoves.

We have identified five new young women to receive skill training in clay cookstoves making. But due to lack of funding only is receiving coaching. After training, she starts a business of making and selling clay cookstoves to support her family with basic needs and pay school fees to educate her children. We need your help to train many women and young girls!

In the second quarter, we will be posting a new field update reporting the progress on the ground and the positive impact your contribution is creating.

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To be Poor - Is not A choice!
To be Poor - Is not A choice!

Thanks for your continued generous donation to Clay Stove project.
Hope Ofiriha wishes you a Happy Christmas and prosperous new Year, and hope to work with you in 2016!

By a time of this reporting:
Hope Ofiriha had granted loans to four clients with funding from one of our microfinance finance lead partner. With current repayments from a field and your new donations were recycled to new loans and distributed to six new entrepreneurs.

The aim of credit is to improve the production and selling of clay cooking stove, a popular cooking device in East Africa. The demand of cook stove is constant, meaning the loanees can make a huge profit and repay their loan timely. These are former refugees from South Sudan, stranded in the outskirt of Kampala city. Their activity helped them provide th essential necessities and pay school fees - off course with help!

The cost of living is rising in Uganda because it currency is losing value against a dollar due to a global recession. However, still refugee women are determined to put food on a table for their families and keep their young ones at school.

Hope Ofiriha will be sending you a new field update after three months so that you get to know the impact of your contribution.

This what I do to provide basic needs!
This what I do to provide basic needs!

Several thousands of citizens of Magwi County thronged various parts of the County to commemorate four years since it seceded from Sudan.

 At Magwi Freedom Square, various speakers made strong calls for peace and reconciliation among residents in the new nation.

Magwi, the most tranquil region, is one of the Counties blessed with peace since the outbreak of conflict in the country in mid-December 2013. 

 Thanks for your continued generous donation to Clay Stove project.

Hope Ofiriha will continue to grant microloan to this thriving commercial activity to entrepreneurs in Namboole, an outskirt of Kampala city.

The training we offer aims to improve their skills in production, marketing, uncomplicated arithmetic, and record keeping. These added values make them victorious in their operation. The incomes they generate help to provide basic needs in their households and pay fees to keep children at school. Also, to pay medical costs whenever a family member falls sick.

We will add together money from GlobalGiving donors, and cash from another source to give the loan to a group of 20 women. These loans are repayable within three months due to inflation that has hit South Sudanese and Ugandan currencies. The clients in Magwi County are badly affected, than those in Uganda. Five new women will be trained locally in Namboole by a group leader.

While Ugandan currency had lost value in the world money market due to the current recession, the costs of living are still affordable.

Hope Ofiriha sends a new field up after a quarter to let you know how your contribution is impacting the lives of these women and their children.

Clay stove ready for sale
Clay stove ready for sale

Thanks for your continued generous gift for Clay Stove Project.
In 2015; with a loan capital from Deki, Hope Ofiriha granted loans to ten new entrepreneurs in Namboole. Thanks to training, women in Namboole acquire the skills, support and financial resources they need to establish sustainable small businesses. They invest their income in meeting their basic needs and those of their families, including their children's education. They make and sell clay stove a very favorite cooking device in East Africa. The loans are repayable after a year by installments. A group has 20 members where to secure each other's repayment in case of defaulting.

Hope Ofiriha had been supporting women who fled from African newest state to settle in Namboole in the outskirt of Kampala when social unrest broke out in South Sudan in December 2013. Hope Ofiriha will pay fees for a woman to attend skills training to make clay stove.

Hope Ofiriha sends a new field up after a quarter to let you know how your contribution is impacting the lives of these women and their children.

Owinyikibul villagers clashed with new recruits in earlier March.
The government and the opposition have failed to reach a peace deal despite the pressure from IGAD, UN, and the World. There are new fierce clashes in Jonglei and Upper Nile States. Humanitarian situation is worsening. There are 1.5 million people displaced from their villages of which some are living in exile as refugees.

In Owinyikibul of Magwi County, new soldiers recruit clashed with local villagers earlier March. The drunken soldier had refused to pay for the services where he was stabbed in a bar fighting. He then organized his fellow recruits burning more than 100 houses and market stalls in retaliation. One recruit in the clashes. A chief has blamed the trainers for failing to keep discipline.

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway

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