Self Help Group Approach (SHG), the Peoples Institutions

Ripples International is a child focused organization dedicated to saving and serving Children through community focused initiatives in Kenya.
Building Sustainable Communities through the power of Women

The Self Help Group Approach

Women are facilitated to come together through Self-Help Groups.

We help them form informal associations in their community with a common objective of working together for their economic, political and social development and empowerment and also for their overall area development.

Poor women are empowered to realize their own potential, and determine their destinies.

They regain power to challenge structures and systems that make the people poor, and claim their rights and privileges.

We acknowledge that poverty is not merely a lack of financial resources, and so we empower them in three main fronts; social, economic, and political.


We help build their solidarity enabling them to voice their opinions and participate in decision making in their community.


Women are equipped to engage in enterprise and generate income and build assets, enabling families to live with dignity.


Women are equipped to lead and they are empowered to claim their rights and privileges in society. The SHG Approach program has reached over 2500 women lifting over 70% of them out of absolute poverty.

That singular goal we started off with of rescuing abandoned babies and rehabilitating orphans and vulnerable children in society has reaped massive rewards. Thanks to our work, we have expanded our focus to key community development initiatives related to women and children in Kenya.



‘The education and empowerment of women throughout the world
cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.’ 

By Aung San Suu Kyi