The “160 Girls” project is a legal advocacy initiative that aims to achieve justice and protection against rape for all girls in Kenya. At the time this project was launched in 2011, the Centre had sheltered over 160 defilement victims, between the ages of 3-17 years of age, who needed access to justice.$11.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal
The miracle continues in Athwana. Ripples International has helped hundreds of women set up micro-enterprise structures that have led them to save money, give out loans and start thriving businesses. By extension, they are now able to fend for their families and take care of their children. We are doing our part in eradicating poverty in Northern Kenya.$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.$0.00 donated of $65,000.00 goal
The Global Leadership Summit – Meru
The Global Leadership Summit comes to Meru County for the first time on 24th and 25th of November, 2016!
Kenya Methodist University is the venue of choice as hundreds of top Christian leaders and Business Professionals gather together to listen to power-packed sessions led by Pastor Bill Hybels, Bishop T.D Jakes, Erin Meyers, John Maxwell among others.
Local Speakers include Rev Calisto Odede and Frida Owinga.
The Meru GLS Summit only costs Ksh 1,500/- for the two day conference, inclusive of workbook material, lunch and two teas per day.
GLS is a phenomenal opportunity for the business class to network, socialize and interact in a good healthy Christian environment.Read More
Some Of Our Success Stories
Ripples International has been instrumental in setting up over 79 women's groups in remote areas of Kenya. Our work has taken us into the Meru North and Samburu regions where we find some of the most impoverished people in Kenya. However, these communities are strong, positive and hardworking despite their harsh living conditions. In fact, no other community is as impressive as the Samburu community. Here, we have met the most beautiful women and children. We take time to understand their culture, their problems and challenges before we begin teaching them micro-financial solutions that they can implement to generate an income for themselves. By setting up self help groups, these women have been able to escape poverty, restore their self esteem and provide meaningful trade to the community. By understanding basic accounting skills, they are able to take loans, set up small businesses, begin active trade and build better houses, provide a better diet for their family and improve their lifestyle.
Rescuing Abandoned BabiesI have been involved with Ripples International right from the onset and I can tell you this is a wonderful initiative. Mercy Chidi Baidoo, the Executive Director for Ripples International, is one of the greatest ladies you will ever meet anywhere in the world. She has given her life, love and time to rescue as many abandoned babies and traumatized girls in her community. Helping families deal with the trauma and stigma of HIV is a daunting task, but it is one that Mercy has bravely shouldered so that babies, children and families in the society can look forward to a life full of hope and love. This is especially true for babies abandoned by their families simply because they have HIV or poverty. When we met her with my husband over 15 years ago, we instantly feel in love with her vision and we decided that we would support Mercy with her vision for the rest of our lives. This Organization is trustworthy, noble and selfless. There is no greater joy than knowing that every contribution you give goes directly towards efforts to save one more sweet baby from certain death and hopelessness. We may be in the USA, but our hearts are with Mercy in Meru!
Tumaini Center Is A Haven Of HopeI am Brenda Boone, and I am first of all honored to see the inspiring work Mercy is doing to rescue as many girls as possible from sexual abuse in Kenya. This is work that is close to my heart. In fact, a long time ago, when I met Mercy in USA and she shared what she wanted to do, I burst out into tears. Why? Because I too have been a victim of sexual abuse. And it took me several years to overcome the shame, stigma and trauma of that hideous act. Now, I have an opportunity to give back to thousands of girls who undergo this silent torture with no one to talk to, and no one to fight for justice on their behalf. Mercy told me about her efforts to establish a Center, a safe house, where girls who go through sexual defilement can come and get the healing and restoration they desperately need to function properly in life. That's how Tumaini Center was born. I personally contribute towards the running of the Center, and I am humbled by the number of girls who find healing at the center. A lot of the girls that go to Tumaini Center, Mercy will tell you, need reconstructive surgery. A number of them have ben defiled by their fathers and relatives and are too scared to talk to anyone about it. Thanks to Tumaini Center, they now have a chance to recover their dignity, fight for justice and be restored to the community. Over 3,458 girls have been rescued over the last five years and with our support thousands more will be rescued in the coming years. Mercy, from the bottom of my heart, 'Thank you for the work you do, and may God richly bless you.'
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