Ripples' Donate to Laraba Campaign will empower 45 Rural African village women living in Northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram Terrorists are active. Under Ripples Farms' eco-friendly, sustainable livestock rearing Program, women receive Livestock and farming skills training. The women will receive 10 livestock. Over the course of the year the women will receive training on how to raise their herd. They will earn income, send children to school, protect them from Boko Haram Terrorists.
Meet Laraba, Laraba lives with her 5 children in rural Northern Nigeria. Before Ripples, Laraba worried every night, if she would be able to feed her children and about the risk of Boko Haram Terrorists recruiting her older children. All the villagers like Laraba are poor subsistence farmers, whose children do not go to school. With no other opportunity, many young boys in the village have already disappeared to join Boko Haram. Laraba is petrified her children will join a terrorist group.
Ripples' solution is to provide a sustainable option, by offering livestock, and training on farming and livestock rearing skills to women like Laraba. This will help them raise their own herd of livestock, provide meat to supplement their nutrition and provide food. The livestock can be sold in the market to earn income, which they can use to send their children to school, guarantee their future, and ensure they don't join Boko Haram.
Ripples' "Donate to Laraba Campaign" will empower 45 women, like Laraba to work their way out of poverty, invest in the future of their children by sending them to school, and breaking the circle of poverty. Laraba's children will also be protected from Boko Haram recruiters. The "Donate to Laraba Campaign" can be scaled up to empower more women in Northern Nigeria and it can also be scaled up to other villages and countries in Africa.