South Sudan and Uganda - Hope Ofiriha

South Sudan and Uganda - Hope Ofiriha

A half-century of civil war in Sudan has left families devastated. Hope Ofiriha was set up by twelve widows on a mission to empower other women to re-build their lives and support their children. Deki loans originally went to women only as over 50% of men had been killed in the war and the women had no way of supporting themselves. However, now loans have started to go to second generation male refugees (son's of the widows) who live in rural communities in Uganda, many of whom survive on less than $1 a day.