Ripple Effect


Challenges and opportunities for Ripple Effect Ethiopia

The impact of Ripple Effect Ethiopia

Where we are working

Strengthening Local Institutions | 2021 - 2024

Focus: Following the successful Improved Nutrition for Children and Women Project project in Dawuro, 180 existing self-help groups are developing into 30 cluster-level associations to support the establishment of businesses and social enterprises, improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation, build gender and social inclusion and develop natural resource management.

Equine Welfare & Management | 2020 - 2024

Focus: In the third phase of this project 720 households (70% women participants) in Dawuro have been organised into trained in 24 Equine Working Groups for training in equine welfare and management. They are also receiving equine forage/seeds. A further 2160 households will indirectly benefit as participating farmers pass on their knowledge, skills and resources.

Empowering Coffee Communities | 2021 - 2024

Focus: Training and skills development in gender and social inclusion, farm systems and small-scale enterprise for 1,710 vulnerable coffee-producing households in Bensa.

Most farmers here have an average landholding of just 0.3ha. Ripple Effect Ethiopia is providing training and skills development in gender and social inclusion, low-input agriculture and farm systems, hygiene and sanitation training and small-scale business and enterprise development.

Improved Nutrition & Income | 2022 - 2025

Focus: In Wonchi, increasing families’ access to nutritious food, and improving community access to saving and credit systems and formal financial services. 

Farmers are being trained in gender and social inclusion, farm systems, water sanitation and hygiene education (WaSH), and businesses for income generation.

Responsible Carbon | 2022 - 2037

Focus: 44,000 apple and avocado trees planted across 28 kebeles in Wolayita providing nutrition and income for 2,900 farmers, whilst also sequestering 27,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in their first 15 years.

This extension project of our Dairy for Nutrition & Income project is funded by Riverford Organic Farmers, with monitoring and ongoing support by delivery partner the Terepeza Development Association, and verification of carbon sequestration by UK-based Climate Stewards.

How our work supports Ethiopia’s sustainable development goals and national targets


Ripple Effect
Country Director

Melesse Berhanu

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Programme and Partnership Manager

Berhanu Feleke

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Programme Funding Manager

Solen Jembere Dessalegn

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Feyissa Benti
Finance and Administration Manager

Feyissa Benti

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Ripple Effect Ethiopia Head Office

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