$2 – pays for making 2 clay stoves! $10 – pays for making 10 clay stoves!
Stoves made of clay are better for cooking than a traditional 3 stone fire. They use less wood, saving money if firewood is bought, or time if firewood is collected. They produce less smoke, and protecting the health of children, and children in the kitchen. The stoves burn hotter, and will cook food quicker.
Because the stoves use less wood, they help to preserve the trees and the environment. Often children are injured by fire. A stove reduces such accidents. Also stove improves hygiene in the kitchen making easier to clean the pots.
The stoves can be constructed using locally available materials, for a cost of maybe $1 (US). A selling price of $2 or more allows for creation of a profitable business, and still gives buyers a quick return on investment. A single stove can be constructed in less than one hour, once practice and experience is gained.
September 17, 2011; our donors have contributed $1,717 towards a budget goal of $65,000. This is really good. We are able to help many women now than before. Since April we have been setting small goal of fundraising. When the amount is reach we increase the goal until the total budget is collected.
The 5 women selected in June to be trained to make clay stoves had been delayed due to change of the location, and heavy rain. These women will be trained in Uganda, and in December we will be training in Onura when it stops raining. Training starts this September.
In three months to come new field updates will be posted, and also we will report on how your contribution is making impact on the lives of women in Onura.
Our donors have contributed $1427 towards a budget goal of $65,000. This is a good moment for Hope Ofiriha. Since April a new policy was passed of posting project with small goal $1500 live on GlobalGiving. Once the amount is raise we then increase the amount with similar goal until the total budget is entirely achieved. This strategy is good for Hope Ofiriha so far as a small NGO
We now have the funds to train more 5 women in production skills, soil selection, and marketing of the wood Clay stoves to consumer, and 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 from the exposure of acute respiratory infections and lung disease.
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 we will report on 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 we will continue to team up with you until the goal of this project is achieved.
Around 99% of households in Omilling rural settlement still rely on the unprocessed biomass for cooking.
Around 99% of households in Omilling rural settlement still rely on the unprocessed biomass fuels (wood, dung, crop residues) for their daily cooking and heating. In these households, the fuel is burned indoors on open fires for poorly functioning stoves often with no chimney. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the greatest Global burden of air population exposure occurs indoors in rural communities.
The effects of smoke exposure have acute lower respiratory infections and cause lung disease. Eye problems are also frequently reported. Over the last 2 years, the goal of the project aimed at improving the household environment and to substitute traditional open fires for cooking with fuel-efficient stoves.
The clay fuel–efficient wood stove will provide employment and also ripple incomes for the local women after training in the production techniques and marketing skills. Two women whom we trained before are operating their fuel-efficient wood clay stoves as a business.
We thank our supporters for their contributions that helped Hope Ofiriha trains women From the CASH you donated we are adding two new women to receive training. By the end of 2011 we hope to train 500 women to produce 5000 fuel-efficient clay stoves!
We are very glad you are with us. Hope Ofiriha looks to partner with you until this project achieves her goals. In the next three months a new update will be posted to tell how the impacts of your contributions are making the difference along the way as the project is progressing.
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!
The Onura wood clay stoves will save several lives and fight deforestation and climate change in south Sudan and worldwide.
The women running "Onura fuel efficiency clay stove project", have been meeting a lot of obstacles in running this life-saving activity due to lack of money in these recent months. But because this is life and death the local women are determined to keep the project going. They managed to set up two groups, and purchased 100 plastic sheeting to cover clay stoves with the funding they received from our Globalgiving donors.
Quote from a beneficiary; Clay stoves are our healthy and clean environment – we will do everything we can to help ourselves, and the environment.
We take this opportunity to thanks our Globalgiving donors for their ongoing support, and we look forward in working with them in 2011, and years to come.
The staff of Hope ofiriha, and I wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday season, your family, friends, and colleagues!
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