Mission: Ripple effect images' mission is to raise awareness and funding to help empower women and girls in emerging nations around the world.
Programs: In the most desperate areas around the world, where environmental changes have added to the heavy burden of women and children, ripple effect images' partners are there to dig a new well, provide seeds for the next harvest, inoculate the weak, or help them to deal with the crushing effects of climate change. It is our task, the work of ripple effect images, to document both the challenges and the innovative programs that are empowering these women. We then make the images and stories available to our partners so that they can raise awareness and the funds that allow them to perform their life-saving work. We also provide our images to policy makers who are working hard to direct climate change dollars toward the programs that help women and girls. It would be cost-prohibitive for every one of our potential partners to engage world-class photographers and videographers to document the situation of women and children in the most severely affected areas of the world, and the programs that are helping them. By sending just one or two professionals to these regions and then making their work available to all of our partners, we reduce each partner's costs substantially and allow them to dedicate a greater portion of their resources to helping our shared client base of women and children.
I first became involved with Ripple Effect Images while living in New Delhi, India. I was drawn to the organization because instead of focusing on the struggles and problems that face women and girls, it chooses to highlight and really SEE the solutions.
By sharing those solutions via the images and videos that their cameras capture, it enables charities and non-profits the world over who are making a difference in the lives of women and girls to put THEIR best foot forward.