Project #4528

Bring Hope to a Destitude Family in North Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
Oct 8, 2012

Food is Hope

Alai & her 3 children
Alai & her 3 children

Without Food - Alai's children of 3 have no hope!

Madame Alai Kibok recalled, “Before the help, life was no good, no good!” one out of her 4 children died from starvation. When they divorced, she wanted to commit suicide because she cannot be trusted and accepted into the main stream society in the former Sudan.

No welfare office for her to approach for help so she could provide food to her family and a mother. In these two years she raised her children as a single mother living with them in a sub-standard house in Omdruman. HOPE Ofiriha paid for their two years basic needs: (rent, foods, medicines, school fees, uniforms, and study materials, and clothes).

At a time of reporting, HOPE Ofiriha helped changed Alai’s family of 3’s conditions from being worse to good. They have hope, and optimistic about the future. Alai’s mother too is doing well and strong.

Alai, is trained in the income generation skills, and received a microloan of $250. She operated a kiosk, and sold tea to road peddlers before Sudan spited into two countries. After South Sudan became Independence, the business environment changed for it citizens living in Khartoum. Her kiosk was confiscated by the authority with the stocks inside because South Sudanese citizens lost their rights in the former Sudan on April 1 2012. Before, she made a profit of $5 daily, and operated her business for 3 months. She worked Monday to Sunday and saved $450 (Sudanese pound £2,025) clean profit. She has nothing left again.

Alai’s family of 3 and her mother will be flown to Juba by end of June, or July 15 through the help of (IMO-under UNHCR auspices).

Additionally, 8 other women from South Sudan benefited from this initiative for a year in Omdruman. These women were granted microloans to start petty business for income generations in Khartoum, and each got $100-. These women returned to Juba in May, and staffs from HOPE Ofiriha visited them twice in the transit camps near Juba air port. Yabba (a nice small boy) has also benefited from this initiative for 10 months because his mother is too young to provide food on table for two of them.



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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway

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