Meselech, a farmer from Ethiopia, with her keyhole garden

For over 30 years, we've been helping families in East Africa grow their food and make a sustainable living.

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Where we work


1.38 million

people received our support


people achieved food security*


women we supported started a successful agribusiness

2.8 million

trees have been planted across our projects


peer farmers are sharing our work and spreading the ripple effect

*of all people who participated in our projects in 2022-2023

Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture

We share knowledge with communities on how they can make their land productive and biodiverse, helping them to build food security in a climate-positive way. We base our training on the resources they own and those gifted by Ripple Effect donors.

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Gender & Social Inclusion Gender & Social Inclusion

We actively involve marginalised and excluded people in our projects. Our work embeds transformational changes in workloads, decision-making and respect, enabling members to work together more harmoniously and productively.

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Enterprise Development Enterprise Development

Once farmers are food secure, we encourage them to see their farm as businesses, to generate income and create stable futures. We support them with techniques and networks to help grow their revenue and provide for their families.

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Chantal lives in Rwanda with her husband and three kids and has received support from the Ripple Effect community.

She is now growing a greater variety of foods, providing a balanced diet to her family, and selling the rest to her local community. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge with other farmers, creating her own ripple effect.

"My neighbours keep coming to learn from me, and it is good, because this is how we support each other to develop."

"There's a lot to be thankful children are fed, and healthy. I feel so happy and grateful"

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