This month marks 20 years of Ripple Africa!
That is 7,300 days of working and making a difference to millions of people living in Malawi, and even though the charity is now a much bigger organisation than when we started, we remain effective and efficient.
Our long-term commitment has been key to us making such a positive impact in one of the world’s poorest countries, made possible by our wonderful teams and with thanks to the generosity of all of our donors like you!
How can you celebrate our birthday?
This year we have a special birthday wish and that’s to plant as many fruit trees as possible. For every donation received this birthday week, we’ll plant an additional tree as a thank you!
Why? Because this project really does have the Ripple Effect.
Not only does the fruit tree grower benefit from the fruit to eat, but they can sell any surplus fruit at market to raise an income.
What have we achieved in 20 years?
Everything Ripple Africa does is in response to the local communities’ needs. From addressing de-forestation and over fishing to improving education and health care facilities. While we have great ideas of what can be done, by employing local Malawians, we have really been able to empower the local community to be the solution to their problems, which is why our ethos is to provide a hand out not a hand up.
In this short video, Geoff explains what the charity has achieved over the past 20 years.
Read more about the success of the project
We work with families and communities in Nkhata Bay District to plant tens of thousands of fruit trees each year. Together we grow improved citrus, mango, guava, papaya, tamarind and avocado trees.
Find out more about what a great year the 2022/23 season was for Maston, our Fruit Tree Project Manager, and the community clubs and schools he works with.
This project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals: