We Rescue And Rehabilitate Sexually Abused Girls In Kenya.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ripples International is happy to help with any query you may have. Find below a list of the most frequently asked questions we have received over the years. Whether you have a question about how to make a donation, sponsoring a child, getting involved in our work, or perhaps you want to adopt a baby, we can assist you. You can also get in touch with us via email. Write to email@example.com for a quick response.
We receive our resources from local and international donors, local and international friends, well wishers and NGO grants. NGO Grants go to particular projects like establishment of self help groups in Samburu and Northern Meru, women empowerment workshops, poverty relief projects and education projects. Our main donors are Kindernotifle (KNH), the Steven Lewis Foundation, Brenda Boone, and many local well wishers.
Our needs vary depending on the project or campaign direction.
However our daily function revolves around providing care, support, counseling, food and nutrition, clothes, shelter and legal assistance to the girls and babies under our care. The best way to support this is through a cash contribution which is then channeled to the pressing need at that point in time. We discourage physical contributions of clothes and sweets, because we have a high number of babies and girls at our Centers. To avoid creating impressions of favoritism (where some girls/babies receive different clothes and others don’t) we prefer to receive money to fund clothes for all the children at a go.
You can send your contribution via the following avenues:
If you prefer mail, you can print out our donation form and post your cheque along with your donation form to Ripples International, P.O BOX 1236 60200, Meru. Every contributor receives an official receipt for their contribution. You are encouraged to list the specific project you would like your contribution to go towards.
The projects are:
We have not commissioned any external individual or agent to receive funds on our behalf. Make all your cheques payable to RIPPLES INTERNATIONAL. If you are making a cash payment, make it at the main Ripples International office at Kithoka, Meru or deposit it into our main Ripples International bank account. You will receive an official receipt from Ripples International. In the event you don’t, please contact us immediately on (+254) 0 734 948 077
When you make your contribution, clearly state its intended project. This will ensure that you reach an understanding of the expectations and outcome of your contribution enabling us to respond to you with a detailed breakdown of how your monies were spent. In the case of funding a needy child’s school fees, you receive a Student Child Pack that details the name of the child, the overall amount of school fees required (annual/monthly) and needs. Thereafter, you then receive a detailed report for that child -grades, general school performance, funds expenditure and student expense priorities.
It’s important to specifically indicate the Cause you’re interested in sponsoring so we can give you a tracked account of how your contribution was utilized. Our needs are indicated above. If your donation’s specified need is not mentioned, we will still allocate the funds accordingly based on unmet program needs and notify you in due course.
When you make your contribution, clearly state the project you are dedicating it towards. This will ensure that you reach an understanding of the expectations and outcome of your contribution enabling us to respond to you with a detailed breakdown of how your monies were spent. In the case of funding a needy child’s school fees, you receive a Student Child Pack that details the name of the child, the overall amount of school fees required (annual/monthly) and needs. Thereafter, you then receive a detailed report for that child -grades, general school performance, funds expenditure and student expense priorities.
Yes it is. Most revenue authorities offer tax exemptions on donations including the United States Government and the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA). We will provide you with the necessary documents you need when filing your returns. One of the most important documents you need is one you receive immediately upon sending a contribution – an official Ripples International receipt. To get your receipt, or to get more assistance, email our Finance Department on firstname.lastname@example.org
Send any questions you may have to the Executive Director, Mrs Mercy Chidi Baidoo via email email@example.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org. She will get back to you as soon as possible. For matters concerning operations, please send an email to: email@example.com
We adhere to our Child Policy in the strictest way possible. Therefore, we request that you do not send gifts in kind to children supported by Ripples International. Because we shelter many children, we aim to give every child equal numbers of the same item to ensure we don’t encourage impressions of child favoritism. Moreover, we may already have sufficient gifts in kind (clothes, toys, books, etc) in stock, which could be the items you may want to supply. It is best to send money as we can then allocate it to the best possible use. However, you can send a separate donation with instructions for specific gifts to be purchased for your child within Kenya. Every donor gets a feedback report and receipt for donations received by Ripples International.
Yes. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities at Ripples International in the following areas:
One of Ripples International’s core values is “accountability”. We are therefore accountable to many stakeholders including The Government of Kenya, Meru Law Courts, Ministry of Special Programs, our Donors and Parents of pupils in our school.
That singular goal we started off with of rescuing abandoned babies and rehabilitating orphans and vulnerable children in society has reaped massive rewards. Thanks to our work, we have expanded our focus to key community development initiatives related to women and children in Kenya
We Are Created For This Work