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Empower a Woman,Change a Nation

Women and youth are the waters that sustain our community. Together with its supporters, Ripples provides hand up for women and youth to help them create ripples of lasting change – for themselves, their families and their community.

8,600

women aided by
Sponsor a Woman program

4

containers of medical
supplies quarterly

24

apprenticeships
for girls

12

villages received
Medical Outreach

3,800 Women Are Currently Making Grade A, B And C Shea Butter

Economic Development

We assist female entrepreneurs in building and marketing their sustainable businesses, from Shea Butter to African fashion. Through their hard-earned dollars, women invest back into communities and families, providing employment for youth and investing in medical services, libraries and other facilities.

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Women’s Enterprise

We co-develop solutions with local women to set up sustainable businesses. We work with women farmers to teach sustainable farming practices, Shea butter grading and production, and sewing as we address cultural and economic barriers. These businesses will provide food and jobs for generations, keeping families close and communities intact.

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Medical Outreach

Medical Outreach

We partner with local and volunteer healthcare practitioners to co-develop solutions that provide essential medical services and equipment to even the most remote villages. Many women there have to defer work to care for her sick children; Rather than work, they must stay home to care for a child whose disease she financially could not afford to cure.

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Adopt A Village

Individual Donor

Investing in women multiplies the impact those investments have. Studies show women are more likely to invest in building a better life for their children, family, and their community. Our programs are vital to giving African women a hand-up to take control of their lives, better support their families, and strengthen their communities.

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Sponsor A Woman

Sponsorships

Through our Adopt a Village, Sponsor a Woman, and Sponsor a Child initiatives, we are providing the tools necessary to introduce sustainable businesses, deliver education programs, and bring economic stability to African villages.

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Volunteer Your Skills

Volunteer

We offer opportunities to volunteer in areas such as administration, agriculture, engineering, fundraising, and marketing. Our international network of individuals, corporations, and professionals can work in Africa or our U.S. office.

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AfriNotes

AfriNotes features products made by African women on Ripples programs aimed at helping women work their way out of poverty, by setting up businesses for them. These African dresses for women are the perfect African attire to change your look and enhance your personality this season.

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Woman

SkinNotes

At SkinNotes, it is our main goal to provide essential information about skincare products, their ingredients, healthy skin benefits, and market trends with the aim that you can make the best choice about your health.  We will share health tips, reviews of skincare products as well as organic ingredients.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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$50 buys seeds for one woman farmer

Medical Supplies Icon

$25 funds Medical Outreach for one child per year

Irrigation

$225 buys one life-changing irrigation pump for a woman farmer to quadruple her harvest.

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