The miracle continues in Athwana. Ripples International has set up hundreds of self help groups among the women of Athwana. These self help groups based on an informal political structure enable the women access micro credit to set up businesses, fund land purchases, offer each other loans and generate self sustaining businesses. It's almost miraculous the transformation that has taken place over the last three years in Athwana. To give you a glimpse, picture a semi arid area with no running water, no sanitation, rocky soil (making it intolerable for sustainable agriculture) and high illiteracy levels. Yet in the midst of all that negativity, you have 800 women who have been taught basic life skills, basic financial skills and have grown from a point of barely $1 in savings to over $500 in savings PER WOMAN! Suddenly, small scale shops are booming, small stone houses are mushrooming and the desert is becoming a fruitful place. Such is the diligence of the women in Athwana. All the women are encouraged to be part of a self help group so that they can access credit and start their own business. You now have women who regularly supply fruits, vegetables, charcoal, timber and construction material to the community. They buy these materials from the nearby cities and resell to the community at a minimal profit. Ripples International is instrumental is teaching these women life skills through seminars, workshops and infrastructure development through wells, building of dams, electricity supply and desert agriculture.$0.00 donated of $40,000.00 goal
Loruko is one of the biggest success stories emanating from Samburu. Thanks to the diligence of self help groups, established in the area, Samburu women are discovering new sources of livelihood that enable them generate income to feed their families. Ripples International holds bi-monthly women empowerment workshops in the area, teaching the women basic micro-credit skills, life skills and entrepreneurship. Armed with this new knowledge, the women are able to discover natural resources in the environment and convert them into valuable goods and services for sale. So far, over 3,400 women have been impacted by this free training. Loruko is one of the small townships in the middle of the Samburu Game reserve. Overlooking the impressive Ewaso Nyiro river, Loruko has gone through its fair share of hardship. In 2013, in the heart of the tribal clashes between the Samburu and the Rendille, the entire township was razed to the ground, forcing the residents of the area to abandon their homes and look for alternative locations. Cattle were stolen, women were raped, the young men were beaten. Yet in the midst of that turmoil, the women of Loruko didn't lose hope. Within 3 years, they had built a new township, 15 km from the original site. Backed by constant security from the local police, they have began rebuilding their lives. Less than 3 years later, small shops and settlements are rising up again. The women of Loruko are at the heart of this restoration effort, working more than 18 hours a day to regain a sense of dignity and livelihood for their families.$0.00 donated of $65,000.00 goal
This is your chance to save a girl from sexual abuse. Over the last 10 years, Ripples International has saved over 3456 girls below the age of 16 from incidents of sexual abuse in the community. The statistics are shocking and saddening. One in five girls below the age of 16 have experienced some form of sexual abuse. It's the common occurrence of this disheartening reality that prompted Ripples International to set up a temporary shelter to house girls who have gone through this unfortunate experience. At the Tumaini (Brenda Boone Hope) Center, girls are rescued, rehabilitated and restored back to the community after receiving counseling, treatment and life skill training.$0.00 donated of $85,000.00 goal
The number of babies who have been abandoned is heartrending to say the least. We have seen babies thrown into pit latrines, thrown by the roadside, hidden in the bushes, dropped at the local hospital or simply left at the nearby hospital. It's heartbreaking that someone would even think of doing such a travesty. Ripples International believes that every baby deserves a chance at life. And this is what we strive to do by saving as many babies as we can find. We bring them to our New Start Center, where we clothe them, feed them, shelter them and offer them the love and care they deserve. We ensure they get the best medical treatment available and work with authorities to ensure that the babies are adopted or restored back to compassionate care givers. Do your part. Save a baby today. All it takes is a monthly donation of $20 or a one-time contribution of $200/-$0.00 donated of $48,500.00 goal
Nepal has been seriously devastated by the recent earthquake. Over 8,000 people have died (with death toll rising), thousands more are injured, and countless more have been displaced. Many homes, temples, and public monuments have been destroyed throughout the affected areas.$0.00 donated of $120.00 goal
Ripples International Christian Schools Bags Awards At National Music Festival.
It has been known for a long time that Ripples International Christian Schools – Nahal Academy has musically gifted students.
However, this came to the forefront when the school trumped over 30 other primary schools at the Kenya National Music Schools festival in Nairobi in August 2016 to win the coveted National Music Award. The school children’s choir, performed every piece almost to perfection, leaving the Judges very impressed.Read More
Some of the success stories
Rescuing Abandoned BabiesThere is no greater joy than knowing that the donations you give to Ripples International helps to save one more sweet baby's life from certain death and hopelessness.
Tumaini Center Is A Haven Of HopeI have been part of Tumaini's remarkable quest to save as many sexually defiled girls as possible in the community. I am glad we have rescued over 3,458 girls over the last five years. These girls come to the Center, broken, humiliated and scared. They have undergone sexual defilement from their fathers, uncles, and older male figures, leaving them with scars, trauma and in many cases babies. Through expert counseling, teaching, prayer and training on life skills at Tumaini Center, they are now restored back to the community to resume a positive, fulfilling life.
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