“Even when we phase out, because most of our projects are two to five years, these community trainers remain as a resource.” - Alfred Juma, Programme Support Officer for Ripple Effect Kenya
For example, Ripple Effect determined that 87% of smallholder farmers from its Wealth Creation Project (2013 – 2017) in Western and Nyanza Provinces of Kenya continued to receive training from PFTs five years after the end of the project.
The IDEAL Small Grants Program funded research is helping inform knowledge gaps on the sustainability of the PFT approach in helping smallholder farmers grow their own way out of poverty.
PFTs have been an essential part of Ripple Effect projects for decades, and their impact is tangible: for every one family taking part in a project, three more benefit. And those extra three families often achieve similar results to families directly contacted by Ripple Effect, demonstrating the power of peer-to-peer learning.
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