Give Better Blocks for Reconstruction: South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
May 16, 2011

Recurring Donation Campaign & Field updates

Donated soil producing machine
Donated soil producing machine

The Technology Development and Advisory Unit at the University of Zambia has donated a hand-press interlocking soil block machine to Hope Ofiriha to build the Mario Primary School. The donation—which ultimately will help educate hundreds of war orphans, former child soldiers, and other vulnerable children—is wonderful in so many ways!

Production of interlocking soil-compressed blocks is environmentally friendly because very little water and cement and no firewood are used to make them. It is also much cheaper than buying and transporting manufactured ones because they are produced locally with local soil and eliminate the need for mortar.

The donated machine includes an integrated mould and compression lever with two double channels for support, and a manual for operation and building techniques. The university also trained me for two days in soil selection, production, and curing of soil block techniques. Hope Ofiriha paid for the machine’s transportation, custom clearance, and freight costs.

Thanks to the University of Zambia for this fabulous donation, thanks to Monica, our communications consultant, for going above and beyond the call of duty in expanding our global outreach, and thanks to GlobalGiving for exposing this need to a worldwide audience.

We are looking for 200 people to sign up for recurring monthly donation of $10 each. Say if 200 people sign up for recurring donation, Hope Ofiriha will collect each month $2000 to build Mairo Primary School. This is a worthwhile project and we need your help to make it a reality.

Our donors have contributed $210 but still we need more funds! We are optimistic more donors will be joining us along the way.

We are really glad you are with us and Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you until this project achieves it goals. In the next three months we will bring you a new project update to tell you how the fundraising activities is going and if we start building the school.

This report was written by William Ochieng, and Monica, our communication consultant.

On May 2, 2011 GlobalGiving Recurring Donation begins at 12:01 am EDT! This is a great opportunity for you to sign up for monthly recurring donations only $10.

Why recurring donations?
Recurring donations are a consistent and reliable source of income for our organization. This helps us in planning our activities several months ahead. 

By making a recurring donation, you pledge to give to your project every month. GlobalGiving will automatically deduct the donation amount from your credit card each month.

Hope Ofiriha appreciates that you give monthly only $10 than to donate $120 in December as one time gift.  $10 each month is a lot of money and it will go a long way to make a huge difference in South Sudan and Uganda. In Hope Ofiriha there are no small or big amounts. Every cents count!

 GlobalGiving is giving away $12,000 in bonus awards during this campaign!  

Here are the main reasons why you should consider signing up for monthly recurring donations to Hope Ofiriha;

  • The top 20 projects that receive the most new unique recurring donors will each be awarded a $500 bonus.
  • One project that raises the highest donation amount per month from recurring donations will be awarded $1,000.
  • One project that attracts the most new unique recurring donors will be awarded an additional $1,000 (for a total of $1,500!).
  • Projects must have at least 10 new unique recurring donors to be eligible for bonus awards.

The final results of this campaign will be adjudicated in August 2011. Bonuses will be awarded based on the amount raised and the number of unique recurring donors at this time. In some cases, projects may forfeit bonus awards if donors cancel their recurring donations before the awards are given.




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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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