Our work has profound effects within communities: families who were just focused on providing the next meal learn the best new and traditional techniques for building productive, biodiverse farms that are adapted to the climate crisis.
They grow more, and sell more, and are able to invest in their farms, and in their families’ futures. And the effect grows through the sharing mechanisms embedded in our projects: self-help groups, savings groups, farmer training days, pass-on gifts of livestock, seeds and plants, peer farmer trainers and community volunteers. That’s why we’ve changed our name to Ripple Effect.
For every family we work with directly, we know that another three families benefit too. Those families then share what they learn with their neighbours and communities and soon hundreds, then thousands are thriving. That is the sort of impact that supporters and donors want to get behind.