Donate

Our goal is to grant African village women the chance to work their way out of poverty.

Unfortunately we cannot achieve this without donations from generous people like you.

Every donation we receive is a step closer to reaching this goal, and offering whole villages the opportunity to work towards a brighter future. If enough people donate, we will see a ripple effect of development spreading across small communities in Africa - empowering women and youths, and alleviating extreme poverty.

We fundraise online using 2 platforms: Total Giving in the UK and Causes in the US, which are both reliable platforms only for use by registered charities. We find that using these 2 platforms gives you more options as you are able to choose specific projects that we run to donate to, so you can know exactly where your money is going.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

For every donation you make:

  • 75% is invested directly into our projects in Africa and the UK
  • 10% is spent on staff costs
  • 15% is spent on handling charges

Thanks to the generosity of our partners who donate their time and resources to us, we do not need to spend anything on marketing or logistics, meaning that more of your money can go directly to people in need.

If you are a UK taxpayer you also have the option to make a Gift Aid declaration on Total Giving. This means that we can claim another 25p from every pound you donate without it costing you any extra, so please remember to tick that box!

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.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

One off Donation

To support the work we do here at Ripples you can quickly and easily make an online donation using Total Giving, any donation amount is welcomed as every penny counts towards making a difference to people’s lives - please give what you can!

Pledge for our Causes

Alternatively you can choose to pledge to a certain project we are running, for instance: donating towards pieces of equipment, such as tractors, that our women need for their business to grow. Please visit our Causes page to see a list of the different projects we are currently fundraising for.

Fundraise for us

If you would like to help our women and have fun as well, we would love it if you could organise your own fundraising campaigns. You could start small and hold a jumble sale, a neighbourhood barbecue or aim high and run a marathon! Every little helps and all proceeds go towards lifting villagers out of a life of poverty. To start your fundraising campaign, please visit our Total Giving (UK) or Causes (US) page to register.

In Kind Donation

Here at Ripples we welcome all forms of donations that help our projects run smoothly. This can be anything from equipment that our women can use in their businesses, to providing training on the production of different products. If you have the resources we need, please contact us at our UK or US office, we would love to hear from you!

Become a Sponsor

We are always open to partnerships that will benefit the people of Africa, and sponsoring Ripples Foundation is a great way of contributing to change. To find out more on how to become a sponsor or partner, drop us an email using the form on our contact page.

Spread the Word!

Become a supporter of Ripples by making sure to like and share our social media pages and spread our message online, as the continued support of our sponsors and donators keeps the awareness of the issues we are addressing in the public eye. Sometimes if just one more person sees the work we do it can make all the difference to many people's lives.