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Ripple Effect

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We support families in rural Africa to learn more, grow more and sell more.

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Crisis after crisis after crisis: families in east Africa are facing the worst hunger emergency of a generation.

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Our programmes build long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. But the rural families we work with are facing an unprecedented triple crisis right now. Weeks away from the planting season, we must act now.

Crisis 1: Covid

Lockdowns of rural communities closed markets and slashed rural incomes. The aftermath: people still have fewer livestock and severely depleted food stocks and savings.

Crisis 2: Global cost of living

East Africa is a major importer of wheat, maize and seed oils for cooking. The war in Ukraine has helped to drive food inflation up by an average of 30%.

Crisis 3: Climate

Chaotic rain seasons disrupt planting and drive invasions of pests such as desert locusts. Droughts in the Horn of Africa since 2020 mean crops have failed and millions of livestock have died.

The result: the worst hunger emergency in 40 years When rural communities can’t grow their way out of hunger, parents don’t eat in order to feed their children.

No income means children are taken out of school, and no money to pay medical fees.

No harvest means farmers have no seeds for the next season’s planting.

We urgently need to provide seeds, tools and training to these farmers.

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x3 The ripple effect of our work is that each family will share their knowledge, skills and resources with three more: trebling the impact.

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Ripple Effect

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Ripple Effect is creating a wave of change in rural Africa. Our farmers learn, grow and sell more, releasing the potential in their land and lives. Then they pass the knowledge on, creating a wave of change across rural Africa.

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