Microloans for S. Sudanese Refugee Women in Uganda

by Hope Ofiriha
Sep 24, 2010

Second field progress report

Beatrice addresses micro credit annual meeting
Beatrice addresses micro credit annual meeting

Thanks to kind support from GlobalGiving donors, Hope Ofiriha is pleased to announce that it has granted loan to ten (10) new additional women to start their income generating business. With their ability to generate income and save profits these women can better protect themselves and their children in areas of poverty, education, and heath. In the six months to come these women will invest in the education of their children by paying school fees through profits earn from their businesses.

During the month of August 2010 Sudanese women in Kampala held their annual meeting to elect new office-bearer and pass new resolutions. The meeting took place at Kibuli – zone in the outskirt of Kampala. They have 4 office bearers, with Miss Beatrice Adul their chairperson.

Mrs. Laura Iteng a widow began selling charcoal business through GlobalGiving donations. She has practically improved her living condition since leaving local beer breweries. She states – “these days I am very happy, I am very motivated to work to care of myself with the loan I got. I save sum of my profits and pay my monthly installments. I have my saving bank account I deposit a week $20, and this also have given me value to participate in the local social affairs of my community among the Sudanese women in Kibulu-zone.

Quote from Mrs. Laura iteng (widow): I have been in extreme poverty since I became a refugee 21 years ago. I have no house to put my head in, no food, and medical care. But with $150 loan (biggest amount I ever get at one time) my life transformed. I will not be a poor woman again and I will make sure my business never fails. Without this business I have no life.

Once again we are very grateful to our donors for the support they shown to forgotten Sudanese refugee women in Kampala. You will be hearing from us in next three months with latest update.

Thanks for partnering!


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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$19,071 raised of $26,000 goal
394 donations
$6,929 to go
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