Children
 Sudan
Project #4528

Bring Hope to a Destitude Family in North Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
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Summary

Keeping South Sudanese children in school in Omdurman, North Sudan, while helping their single mothers earn a decent living will fight the causes and effects of extreme poverty.
$4,527
total raised
132
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The long civil war in South Sudan destabilized communities and pushed millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) northward. Most IDPs live in extreme poverty in Omdurman and Khartoum and work in unskilled jobs with long hours, often far from their homes in the slums. Single mothers head the majority of IDP households, and many IDP children drop out of school to help earn money for their families. Only 60 percent of IDP children in North Sudan complete primary school.

Solution

The project helps women-headed IDP households become self-reliant. It pays for children's school fees, basic living expenses, clothes, and medical expenses and provides women with microloans. As a pilot, we are helping Ms. Alia's family of 6.

Long-Term Impact

Keeping IDP children in school will give them a ticket out of poverty. This will ripple to their families and community. Helping single mothers earn a decent living will give them the confidence to transform their lives and their community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Omdurman Family Project on our website
Hope Ofiriha's Facebook page
Hope Ofiriha's Twitter profile

Organization Information

Hope Ofiriha

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

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