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Ripples International

Meru, Kenya
Joined March 2019

Ripples International is a non-profit Organization committed to serving children through community focused initiatives in partnership with stakeholders as inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Presence in: Ghana, Kenya
Focus: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health

Ripples International is a non-profit, Religious Trust civil society Organization that is committed to serving children through community focused initiatives in partnership with stakeholders as inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Ripples International is a child focused organization that runs various programs in service for orphans and vulnerable children as follows:

  • Tumaini Centre- A temporal rescue centre for girls between 3-17 years who have faced or at constant risk of sexual abuse, forced child marriages, female genital mutilation, child labor, child trafficking and severe physical abuse.
  • New start centre- A temporal rescue centre for children from 0-3 years old who are completely abandoned/neglected/orphaned. These children are thereafter discharged from the centre to other charitable institutions or through networking with adoption agencies they are discharged for adoption and those with family members are discharged back to their families.
  • Ripples International Christian school- A school that serves the children from Tumaini and New start centre and children from the surrounding community.
  • Ripples International Dispensary/ Boresha Health- A health facility that offers quality medical care and vaccination services both to children from Tumaini, new start centre and the community.
  • Ripples International Community Services- Also known as Imarisha program that empowers women and children in the poverty stricken areas through the development and coordination of self generating revenue activities, school feeding programs and empowerment workshop.
  • Ripples International Access to Justice- A program that helps the community understand and apply family law and inheritance.

People Associated With This Organization

Mercy Chidi

Kenya  
Ripples International
Joined March 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Other, Women's Rights
Mercy Chidi is a child right activist and the co-founder and executive Director of Ripples International a charity trust organization based in Kenya. She holds a bachelor of Arts degree from the university of Nairobi.

Mercy has 19 years experience in program designing and implementation from prior experience working with international humanitarian organizations among them German Agro Action/Kenya Freedom from hunger and catholic relief services amongst others. Her work involves project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Mercy provides leadership and direction to Ripples International programs that range from HIV/AIDS prevention, care for the affected and infected, Rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned babies below one year, rescue, shelter and rehabilitation of sexually abused girls of below 17 years, health care services, care and support for orphans and vulnerable children, advocacy for gender based violence.
Mercy Chidi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Ripples International.

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