Ripple Effect’s social return on your investment
We have been working with farmer entrepreneurs, like Phoebe (above), and visionary funding partners for over 35 years. Two-and-a-half million farmers have freed themselves from poverty by transforming their smallholdings into thriving enterprises, becoming food secure and climate resilient.
The climate crisis threatens to push millions of east Africans back into extreme poverty. Ripple Effect’s work is focused on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with programs that generate significant impact for farmers dependent on rain-fed agriculture.
Get in touch to find out how you can make a lasting impact: Faye.Jones@rippleeffect.org.
How we triple the impact of your funding
Our rigorous data demonstrates that for every farming family we work with, another three households benefit. Our approach is efficient, effective and builds a momentum that spreads far beyond our programmes:
- Each family who receives livestock or poultry will pass on the offspring to at least one other household
- Peer Farmer Trainers share their skills with over 100 people in their wider community
- Our gender training embeds positive behavioural changes in household decision-making and shared workloads, which is then passed on from generation to generation
As a philanthropic partner, this means your impact is tripled and its effectiveness is sustained long after your initial investment.
Phoebe lives in Njeru, a village in the Kyotera District of Uganda. She was recruited to Ripple Effect's program work as the resident parent caring for a family which includes four orphaned grandchildren .
Her success with fodder production and growing food meant that she received a cow, and as well as gaining another valuable food source the family began to generate more income from the milk, and to produce rich compost using their cow manure. The money they've earned has enabled them to build a better house and expand into other small business ventures, such as poultry and rabbit breeding.
Phoebe was elected chairperson of her peer support group, then as a representative on the sub-county council. Her crops are healthy, the family have built a better home, and they now have the resilience to withstand poor harvests or external financial pressures.