11/03/2024

From refugee to community hero


The Agricultural & Market Support project (AMS) is a collaboration between Ripple Effect and the World Food Programme

Putting down roots

Aminadab with his elephant grass
Aminadab with his elephant grass

Branching out

Ripple Effect
What is a peer farmer?

Peer farmers are project participants who have shown an aptitude for farming and helping others. They're given additional training to become community resource persons. Our research shows that 51%-87% of project participants still receive support from volunteer peer farmers, five years after their project ended. Because peer farmers are embedded within the community, they ensure that Ripple Effect training is not lost when the project ends. As they volunteer their time for free, they're seen by many as community heroes.

“Without skills, we were nothing. Now with farming and business skills, we can’t be poor or sleep hungry. Even if people are weak but pool their energies together, they can do something huge. Before I joined the project, my wife and I were at breaking point. But life changed when we put our energies together.”

Aminadab's vision

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