Combat Malnutrition with Beekeeping in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
Vetted
Feb 24, 2011

Beekeeping contributes to poverty reduction

Modernized Grass beehives
Modernized Grass beehives

“My family wanted to leave Onura Village and move to Juba town due to the poor economic situation and lack of employment, but now that we have a source of income through beekeeping.”

The results are just terrific – the Onura beekeeping programs are running very well under the guidance of Village’s woman Manager, and her team at Onura women beekeeping Association. Women’s businesses are growing steadily larger and the local economy is also expanding noticeably in Onura sub village where the project is running. 

The beekeeping project will provide local women with the opportunity to learn a sustainable agricultural skill and earn an income to support their families. The local women’s Group selected 100 participants, who learned beekeeping skills and how to market and sell the honey they produced.

After the end of the training, each graduating women received two beehives. Now, the women are equipped with the tools and skills to provide for their families; in the past, these women had no source of income and were dependent on male family members.

 Rekele Dudu, one of the 100 women who participated in the training, said, “as a result of this project, I am now running my own beekeeping business and now I have a source of income to support my family.”She added, “My family wanted to leave Onura and move to Juba town due to the poor economic situation and lack of employment, but now that we have a source of income, we don’t need to leave our Onura village.”

With marketable skills and agricultural knowledge, women like Ms. Rekele are improving stability in South Sudan and for their own families.

There are several women whom Hope Ofiriha wants to give 3 beehives each and a loan of $50 as a start –up capital but there are no funds. The beekeeping microloans are the only ticket out of poverty for the very poor women in Onura village – sub village south Sudan.

To keep up the momentum of this life – changing project, we need 50 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. Could you be one of these, please? If so please donate to “Combat Malnutrition with Beekeeping in South Sudan” - through GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

In the months to come we will have lots reports and the impact of the funds this winter will be clearly demonstrated. We look forward to update you on our progress and to demonstrate how your contributions are making changes in the lives of women in Onura sub village - south Sudan.

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.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

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Hope Ofiriha

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

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