Combat Malnutrition with Beekeeping in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
Omilling women see hope in beekeeping!
Omilling women see hope in beekeeping!

Thanks for your continued support to promote Beekeeping in South Sudan project.

Your gift and cash from different contributors helped to purchase materials to produce ten hives, which were given to two women.

Women in Magwi County and Omilling village have turned on beekeeping to help fight poverty and transform their lives.

Several women, Hope Ofiriha, spoke to said the activity was paying off had the wild monkeys not destroy the hives a year ago.

With no chance to get a decent job, a beneficiary who refused be named, felt she had to try out what she thought was a risky enterprise - beekeeping.

I tried working in quarry stones, but I could not stay for long because of the arduous nature of the job,” she said.

I looked around and found that the only alternative for me was beekeeping. Ever since she begun beekeeping, she has been supplying honey to urban areas in the country including Juba.

I got skills and start up kits from Hope Ofiriha. Previously, I was a destitute with nothing to feed myself and my husband, she said.

She said each of her new five beehives she received three months ago produces at least 20 liter honey per hive which she sells at $ 40 each. She has five such beehives that fetch her well $200 per harvest.

Hope Ofiriha trains women in beekeeping and vegetable growing activities and helps them access start-up capital in the form of a microloan.

We will be sending you a new field update after three months so that you get to know the impact your contributions.

We need your help to make Beehives!
We need your help to make Beehives!

Thanks for your continued support to promote Beekeeping.
The wild monkeys destroyed beehives a year ago which had an adverse impact on a project pushing it to a scratch level. We are adding a funding goal by and additional of $10,000-, because of this. We are appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Your gift and donations from different contributors will help make ten new hives in 2015 to add to 50 hives produced in 2014. Hope Ofiriha distributes these bee hives to 11 households.

Although the road to a project is always too bad, and unpaved. At this stage, it is manageable to drive at a start of a rainfall. The security in the County has been inadequate since earlier March. Before a project distributes hives to beneficiaries - Hope Ofiriha makes sure a truck can go cautiously and return safely. We are still contemplating a date, and once set up the goods will be transported to a site in this April.

Hope Ofiriha will be sending you a new field update report after a quarter to inform you with stages we are taking to rebuild a project, and how your contribution is making the impact in the ground.

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 stuck 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.


This truck delivers Beehives in January dry season
This truck delivers Beehives in January dry season
Hope Ofiriha wishes you a Merry Christmas, and a prosperous new year!
There is no political agreement reach between the government and SPLA in opposition despite the IGAD sponsored peace talks in Adisababa since the alleged coup. South Sudan is getting worse every day, and hope for peace is weak as the clashes continue to take place in Jonglei state between the regime and rebel forces.
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Beekeeping in South Sudan project.
We reported that wild monkeys destroyed all bee hives that pushed this initiative to the scratch level. The loss was a negative blow only to women, but to children and men of the village who had benefited from the money from the sale of honey.
your contribution and donations from other sources helped the project purchased materials to make 50 beehives to distribute to ten families, but due to unpaved road the hives were not delivered. In January not a rainy season, we will arrange to transport these goods to Omilling.
Transport services to rural areas were suspended since social unrest broke in Juba last year, it was not easy to hire a truck to drive outside Juba. With improved security in the rural areas south Sudan, we hope this time the vehicle will be employed to deliver the bee hives.
In the next quarter, new field updates report posted on GlobalGiving website, so you get to know what impact of your contribution is helping with the project on the ground from south Sudan.
project beneficiary, Honey is important to us!!
project beneficiary, Honey is important to us!!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Bee-keeping in South Sudan project.

Few months ago the wild monkeys destroyed the bee hives, which pushed the project to zero level. The loss was too much for the villagers who benefited from the activity. However, they have accepted the reality and looked forward to starting the project from the beginning.
With your contributed a carpenter had made 25 new beehives to deploy in the foot of Onura hill to attract bees to make honey. The project wanted to do more: rebuild destroyed hives but it lacks the resource to pay for reconstruction activity.

Hope Ofiriha is looking for a truck to deliver these hives to the project site, but since social unrest broke in Juba last December 2013, it had been difficult to hire a truck to drive to Omilling due to insecurity concern. We are hoping to get a lorry very soon.
Beekeeping - necessary to boost the rural economy:
While beekeeping is a small industry, it is an important one that plays a significant role within the agricultural sector in rural south Sudan.
Beekeeping is essential, not just for honey and other hive products such as beeswax, but also for the pollination. It is a potential income generation enterprise, and honey is regarded medicine in a rural south Sudan. The importance of honey and bee is endless.
In the next quarter, a new field update report will be posted so that you get to know what impact your contribution has helped create in Omilling South Sudan.
The Monkeys destroyed Omilling local economy
The Monkeys destroyed Omilling local economy

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Combat Malnutrition with Bee-keeping in South Sudan 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.

In the last quarter the monkeys destroyed 500 bee hives for food at the foot of a hill. These monkeys normally immigrate to Omilling mountainous forest areas during the dry season in search of food. They also ate cassava, sweet potatoes, millet and destroyed the farms. These species are very destructive to the local economy and their activities can create extreme starvation. To keep the monkeys away the villagers have to guard their farms in dry season for three months.

The project has managed to repair 15 beehives, and will continue to fix the remaining hives so long our economic position allows it. This will take time and patience to reach the goal. Five new bee hives are on the way to the project site for distribution.

In the next three months to come a new field update report will be posted so that you get to know what impact your contribution has help create in Omilling south Sudan.



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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
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Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Akershus Norway

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