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Ripple’s creative team of topflight photographers and filmmakers has produced more than 50 short videos featuring solutions for women and their children. We are honored to work with aid organizations that are truly changing the world.

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Program: Coincidir | Guatemala

Out of the Darkness

For Damaris Lopez, school was the worst part of her day. A shy girl, she was relentlessly bullied and eventually dropped out. She’s not alone – over two million in Guatemala do not attend school, mostly girls.  Fortunately, COINCIDIR works locally to empower young girls and get them invested in their education by tackling the root problems of Guatemala’s dropout rate. They focus on girls who feel excluded and provide education on self-esteem, reproductive health and financial independence.

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Program: GoJoven | Guatemala

Let Girls Be Girls

Guatemala’s underage pregnancy rate is so severe that a quarter of all children are born to adolescent mothers. What follows is chronic poverty, lack of education, and abuse. GoJoven, an organization advocating for adolescent reproductive health, uses grassroots organizing to advocate for changes to Guatemala’s child marriage laws and to educate young women about their rights.

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Program: PACT | Myanmar

We Can Do It Too

Achieving financial independence is an uphill battle for women in rural Myanmar. But women are teaming up in extraordinary ways to lift themselves out of poverty and invest back into their communities. Working with the award-winning micro banking program, WORTH, a subset of PACT Myanmar, they gather in groups to start communal savings banks, elect leaders, receive financial training, and start small businesses, all while strengthening their social connections and ability to bring about change.

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Program: Operation ASHA | Cambodia

Let Girls Be Girls

In Cambodia, the monsoon season can isolate entire communities on islands for months at a time, cutting them off from medical services. In a country dealing with an alarming Tuberculosis crisis, this is a recipe for disaster. Thankfully for the people of Cambodia, the dedicated health workers of Operation ASHA travel by foot, by motorcycle, and even by boat to bring cutting-edge Tuberculosis care to the most isolated communities.

Made possible through the generous support of The George Family Foundation

Program: Solar Sister | Tanzania 

Light. Hope. Opportunity.

In Africa, women are using business and clean energy to transform lives. These women are Solar Sister entrepreneurs. Three quarters of Africa’s population live without access to modern energy, but by helping local women launch clean-energy businesses, more women in more places have the opportunity to bring energy to their communities.

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Program: Global Grassroots | Syria

The Water Wheel

Syrian-American composer and pianist, Malek Jandali, created a beautiful piano solo to draw attention to the plight of Syrian refugees everywhere.  Portraits by Ripple photographer, Lynn Johnson accompany this inspirational piece that has been performed at Carnegie Hall and at the Skoll World Forum. 

Made possible through the generous support of The George Family Foundation

Program: Stoveteam International | Guatemala 

Estufa Mejor, Vida Mejor

The single biggest killer of women and children under age 5 is indoor smoke from heating and cooking fires. StoveTeam International works with rural communities to provide safe cookstoves and job opportunities, saving lives with each unit sold.

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Program: Footwork | Ethiopia

Podoconiosis (Podo) is a devastating and disfiguring disease caused when bare feet are exposed to volcanic soil. It affects millions of people in more than 15 countries, yet is preventable and treatable with simple washing and proper footwear. If farm workers are educated, Podo can be eliminated in our lifetime. Ripple created this wordless health video, which can work for communities of any dialect or language.  It is currently being used in 3 of the 15 countries where podo exists.

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Program: Solar Sister | Tanzania 

Sister to Sister, Stove by Stove

Smoke from cooking fires causes more than four million deaths per year and is the single leading cause of death for women and for children in the developing world. Over 2,000 Solar Sister entrepreneurs sell clean cookstoves and solar lights, helping in the fight to eliminate millions of deaths each year due to indoor smoke inhalation.

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Program: Mothers2Mothers | Kenya

HIV-Free Generation

Mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African-based at the forefront of global efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS.  Through one-to-one counseling and health education, mother2mothers has had tremendous success in creating healthy futures for mothers, their families, and communities.

Made possible through the generous support of The George Family Foundation

Program: BRAC | Uganda

I Am Fine

BRAC’s  program in northern Uganda offers education and a safe haven for women and girls in rural Uganda, especially those who are victims of early marriage and abuse.  Tapaje Primary school helps to nurture them and their children back to confidence and independence.  

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Program: Mothers2Mothers | Kenya

HIV-Free Generation

Mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African-based at the forefront of global efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS.  Through one-to-one counseling and health education, mother2mothers has had tremendous success in creating healthy futures for mothers, their families, and communities.

Made possible through the generous support of The George Family Foundation

Program: BRAC | Uganda

I Am Fine

BRAC’s  program in northern Uganda offers education and a safe haven for women and girls in rural Uganda, especially those who are victims of early marriage and abuse.  Tapaje Primary school helps to nurture them and their children back to confidence and independence.