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Right now, some african villages women survive on less than $1 a day. Together, we have the power to change that.

By offering African women a hand-up so they can support their families, we ensure that their children can have the best start in life, creating a ripple effect across communities and a brighter future for Africa.

We have a number of different Programmes that strive towards that goal.

Ripples Foundation UK was first established in 2005 under the name BME Concern. We started by giving support to BME women in the UK before starting to deliver women empowerment programmes in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon through our sister organisation Ripples In Africa. In 2014, BME Concern and Ripples In Africa transitioned to Ripples Foundation, where we have over 10 years experience in delivering women empowerment and community development programmes. Each of our offices in Africa work autonomously from each other, but collaborate to deliver Ripples Foundation projects in the villages we support across Africa.

If you empower a women, you empower a nation. Women are the people who are education the next generation and if we make that women can raise their children in a stable and healthy environment, we will be helping to raise a more educated and inspired generation of Africans.

We work with women both in the UK and in Africa through a number of programmes designed to improve women's economic, mental and medical well-being. Our programmes in Africa work to get our village women to the stage where they can generate a regular income so that they can afford to feed their families, have access to medical care and send their children to school. This in turn triggers a ripple effect of development across small villages and causes a positive impact in communities, contributing to make change happen.

Young people represent the future of Africa. If we invest in their development early, we can be secure in the knowledge that they will grow up to shape the world for the better. In Africa we run the Youth Development Programme to empower and train rural youth in basic IT and Media, so they can develop skills that are valued by employers in today's digital age.
Ripples Box that can provide them with a place of education and allow them to gain access to technology that can equip them with skills for adult life.

In the UK, we encourage community by encouraging young people to learn more about different cultures from around the world. In past years, local youth groups have run their own projects surrounding topics such as food, music and fashion, which are used to spread a greater understanding and acceptance of world cultures through their community. In addition, young people are welcome to volunteer at our office in the UK for ans opportunity to learn essential workplace skills and gain experience for future careers.

Nearly a billion people suffer from hunger in the world today, resulting in 3.5 million child deaths every year. Life threatening malnutrition is preventable and treatable. Our programmes tackle issues, such as hunger and lack of medical care, that are faced by the African woman and their children everyday, and by improving their living conditions we are starting to alleviate poverty in their community. Spreading our work over a number of villages starts a ripple effect of development and growth in communities, and reduces the number of people living in extreme poverty in Africa.

Projects

Lifting a whole African community out of poverty by providing a village with all the resources they need, such as education and medical care, to aid development.

Giving hard working women a ‘hand-up’, so they can start their own sustainable businesses and work their way out of poverty.

Educational tool providing the youth of Africa with a place where they can learn and develop new skills.

Bringing free medicines and consultations to African villagers living miles away from the nearest hospital.

You can help us make change happen by donating your time to help us on our projects, improve the lives of African villagers, and all whilst enriching your own learning experience.

Our Internship Programme offers valuables skills to people who want to get involved with a charity organisation and make change happen in our Offices in Africa, UK and in the US

RIPPLES IN NUMBERS

Helped over 5,000 women in 3
African countries across all projects

Established 12 successful Women’s Enterprise projects in Ghana alone

Contributed towards the development of
21 villages in West Africa