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Our small core team works with our fantastic broad network of skilled part-time and volunteer members on the ground.  Their dedication to our cause is crucial to ur operations across 4 countries and to deliver vital project to women, youth, and whole communities in rural Africa.

Our members work in media, programmes and marketing departments to bring Ripples Foundation projects to life for those in need.

Anne Toba

ANNE TOBA

Founder & CEO
What made you establish Ripples Foundation?
Ripples Foundation started life as BME Concern, to help women who come to the UK from overseas, and ethnic minority women who are suffering from violence and don’t know their rights, and to help Eastern European new arrivals settle in after the collapse of the Berlin wall. Women were offered support by signposting them to Government and non-profit support services.

My goal was to eventually serve the women in villages in Africa, having experienced the impact of the misuse of culture on women myself. If I, a MSc degree holder, could be exposed to gender inequality, and abuse resulting the misinterpretation of cultural norms, what chance did the average African village woman stand? Doing nothing to alleviate the suffering of the African village woman, after my experience was for me, not an option.

What is the best thing about working at ripples?
The feeling that I get, when I see how our programme has directly impacted the lives of women and their children, is why I work with Ripples. To actually see the women and communities impacted by Ripples work, to see change in people and see the person behind the suffering is very satisfying.
Top of my bucket list:
Sailing around the world.
Funke Owonubi

FUNKE OWONUBI

Regional Director of Enterprise (Nigeria)
What is the best thing about working at Ripples?
I love working at Ripples because Ripples Team’s approach to challenges makes them less daunting by breaking them down into simple processes, no matter how big the project.
Interesting fact about myself:
I’m generally a very calm person.
Top of my bucket list:
To go on a wildlife safari trip.
Madam Rabi

MADAM RABI

President Ripples Ghana
What is the best thing about working at Ripples?
I love working at Ripples because Ripples Team’s approach to challenges makes them less daunting by breaking them down into simple processes, no matter how big the project.
Interesting fact about myself:
I’m generally a very calm person.
Top of my bucket list:
To go on a wildlife safari trip.
Gloria

GLORIA RAZAFIMAHAZO

President Ripples Madagascar
What is the best thing about working at Ripples?
The best thing about working in Ripples is being part of a great project that touches the lives of people and makes changes happen.
Interesting fact about myself:
I am a fun, caring and serious person, who likes to be in touch with people
Top of my bucket list:
To be on a roller coaster with my kids.
Fara

FARA MIALY RAKOTONIRINA

Treasurer of Ripples Madagascar
What do you do for Ripples?
I am the Treasurer of Ripples Madagascar, I’m responsible for keeping the Accounts. I am also very active in the delivery of Ripples Madagascar projects
What do you like about Ripples?
With Ripples, I can be one of those that can make a change in women’s lives, being a changemaker in someone’s life is the best part of being part of Ripples.
Top of my bucket list:
As a mother, bringing joy to my family is the most important thing, so I wish that happiness and joy will never be taken away from us.
Zoila

ZOLIARISEHENO RAKOTONDRALAMBO

Vice President Ripples Madagascar
What do you do for Ripples?
I am the Vice President of Ripples Madagascar, I’m actively involved in the delivery of Ripples Madagascar projects.
What do you like about Ripples?
Being with Ripples is such a great honor and opportunity for me to do what I couldn’t do before Ripples Madagascar. I really enjoy how we empower women, it will give me a new perspective to help those who are in need. Ripples Madagascar offers meaningful and rewarding project that touch poor people lives.
Top of my bucket list:
All I want is to help poor people, that is what will make me happy.
MALTITI BILAL ABUBAKARI

MALTITI BILAL ABUBAKARI

Logistics - Ghana
What do you do for Ripples?
I handle all logistics, local and international.
What do you like about Ripples?
Ripples Ghana has really made a big effort to help rural women in deprived communities in Ghana. I like being a part of an organisation that changes women’s lives. I see the impact of our work every day, it is very humbling.
Top of my bucket list:
I want to be part of growing Ripples Ghana and help even more communities.
DR MARYAM NASIR ALIYU

DR MARYAM NASIR ALIYU

Medical
What is the best thing about working at Ripples?
I love working at Ripples because Ripples Team’s approach to challenges makes them less daunting by breaking them down into simple processes, no matter how big the project.
Interesting fact about myself:
I’m generally a very calm person.
Top of my bucket list:
To go on a wildlife safari trip.
DR ANTHONY OJO

DR ANTHONY OJO

Medical
What is the best thing about working at Ripples?
Ripples has helped to restore hope to very many less privileged African women endowed with potentials. That fulfilment you have when you see a woman empowered.
Interesting fact about myself:
Life is about living for others. Dream Big, With optimism & strong will, nothing is impossible.
Top of my bucket list:
Holidays in Paris.
DR ABDURRAHMAN NASIR

DR ABDURRAHMAN NASIR

Medical
What is the best thing about working at Ripples?
I like the flexibility and adaptability of Ripples’ Programmes. Their working model is different from most other organizations. One has the freedom to do what you do best and yet be able to make a difference. The team is very great with virtually no limitations except the extent of our abilities. That is very great!
Interesting fact about myself:
Interesting facts about myself are that I love challenges (the bigger the better) and that I’m always in when it comes to learning something new.
Top of my bucket list:
Help establish a first class center of learning, visit the Faroe Islands, learn to play the Piano.
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