Films

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  • Light. Hope. Opportunity.

    Light. Hope. Opportunity.

    In Africa, women are using business and clean energy to transform lives. These women bring light, hope, and opportunity to their communities. These women are Solar Sister entrepreneurs.

  • The Water Wheel

    The Water Wheel

    Powerful images of Syrian refugees photographed by Lynn Johnson accompanied an inspiring live performance by Syrian-American composer and pianist, Malek Jandali مالك جندليi at the 2016 Skoll World Forum. 4.6 million Syrians are refugees, and 6.6 million are displaced within Syria; half are children.

  • Estufa Mejor, Vida Mejor

    Estufa Mejor, Vida Mejor

    Smoke from cooking fires is the deadliest threat to women and children under age 5, claiming over 4 million lives annually. StoveTeam International works within communities to provide safe cookstoves and reliable employment, saving lives with each unit sold.

  • Best Foot Forward

    Best Foot Forward

    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.

  • Ten Rupees

    Ten Rupees

    In much of India, girls are undervalued and are often not educated. Pardada Pardadi has come up with a unique and powerful way to encourage families to send their daughters to school.

  • Sister to Sister, Stove by Stove

    Sister to Sister, Stove by Stove

    Over 2,000 Solar Sister entrepreneurs sell clean cookstoves and solar lights to their communities in Africa, helping in the fight to eliminate millions of premature deaths each year due to cooking fires and indoor smoke inhalation.

  • On the Fringe

    On the Fringe

    When Runa Khan saw that climate change was eroding away land in Bangladesh, she decided the best way to help people was to outfit a ship as a floating hospital. But that was only the beginning…

  • 480 Votes

    480 Votes

    CARE Peru taught Lourdes Pilco the veterinary skills she needs to sustain her livestock through extreme temperature changes now a part of reality in the high Andes. Lourdes can now afford to give her children the most precious gift of all: an education.

  • I am Fine

    I am Fine

    In remote areas of Uganda, girls face tremendous challenges including lack of educational opportunities, abuse and forced marriage at very young ages . BRAC has launched youth development centers that offer children, especially adolescent girls, security, education, and a range of livelihood training.

  • My Fat Baby

    My Fat Baby

    Women in rural Benin used to watch helplessly as food sources dwindled and children went hungry during the annual dry season. The Solar Electric Fund (SELF) taught them how to move water from wells to gardens, using solar power and drip irrigation, creating gardens year round. The work is hot and backbreaking, but there is so much joy in these gardens and the results are worth it—health, independent means, security and community.

  • An HIV-free Generation

    An HIV-free Generation

    mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African-based not-for-profit organization, trusted partner and implementer, at the forefront of global efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS and create healthy futures for mothers, their families, and communities.

  • State of Grace

    State of Grace

    Mary Okeyo is a saint. On behalf of Church World Service, she visits the neglected in Kenya dispensing food, pain medicine and intimate care for women who have been largely forgotten.

  • Holding Water

    Holding Water

    Of the 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack clean water, 300 million live in Africa. Collecting water becomes a tremendous burden for women and girls. Church World Service’s Water for Life program alleviates this need by installing sand dams, an inexpensive solution for drought-stricken communities.

  • The Business of Light

    The Business of Light

    In sub-Saharan Africa, only 5% of the rural population has access to electricity. Solar Sister is teaching women in Rwanda to become solar saleswomen, creating a brighter future for all.

  • The Pile

    The Pile

    Chintan’s mission is to provide support for the thousands of poor Indians who survive as trash pickers. Chintan has helped them organize, receive government support and, most importantly, get children off the pile and into schools.

  • In This House

    In This House

    Heifer Peru’s Healthy Homes program gave Sofia Arivilca the tools she needed to build the first home of her life in the highlands of Peru. Sofia has gone from being homless to being a leader among other women in her community.

  • 5 Million Trees

    5 Million Trees

    TIST empowers a rapidly expanding group of women farmers in Africa to counteract the devastating effects of climate change, deforestation, poverty and drought through an innovative yet simple solution: planting millions of trees.

  • Bit by Bit

    Bit by Bit

    Heifer Peru taught Elizabeth Villanueva Diaz, a single mother in the highlands of Peru, how to transform her experience herding alpacas into a new opportunity – one that she has paid forward to the women in her community.

  • The Girls of Gashora

    The Girls of Gashora

    When a girl spends 7 or more years in school, she marries 4 years later and has 2.2 fewer children. An educated girl invests in her family, community and country. The Rwanda Girls Initative has created a state of the art secondary school, The Gashora Girls Academy, that girls empowers girls with leadership skills that will have a lasting impact on their world.

  • A Drink in the Desert

    A Drink in the Desert

    The Marwar desert of India is one of the driest places on earth. Jal Bhagirathi’s mission is to reintroduce ancient, renewable water systems that are cleaner and more bountiful through the driest seasons.

  • WaterAid Uganda

    WaterAid Uganda

    WaterAid works in 26 countries worldwide, transforming millions of lives every year with safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects. In Uganda, where nearly half the population lacks basic sanitation, WaterAid delivers solutions.

About Ripple Effect

  • The Ripple Effect

    The Ripple Effect

    Women in developing countries are the best investment the world can make. Ripple Effect Images is a team of world-class journalists working to document the programs that empower women and girls around the globe.

  • From Drought to Drowning

    From Drought to Drowning

    Women in developing countries suffer far more than men as a result of climate change. In drought, they must walk for hours to find water. Women feed the children and the elderly, carry the young when they are forced to migrate, and nurse them when they are sick from waterborne diseases or malnutrition. This film highlights the programs that celebrate women’s strength and determination in the face of such adversity.

  • Help A Woman, Help the Planet

    Help A Woman, Help the Planet

    Multiple studies have some that, when poor women and girls are given an opportunity, they will pay it forward to their families, communities, and countries. They are part of a Ripple Effect that can save the planet.

  • Under Water: Climate Change in Bangladesh

    Under Water: Climate Change in Bangladesh

    Women in Bangladesh are watching their homes and land literally fall into the sea, as climate change causes oceans to rise and populations to flee urban areas. In this powerful film, award-winning photographer Ami Vitale shows the very real consequences of global warming.

  • In The Hands of Women

    In The Hands of Women

    It’s been proven that, when poor women are provided any opportunity , they will pay it forward to benefit the their children, families, and communities. Acclaimed Ripple photographer Lynn Johnson shows us how she uses photography to honor and give back to the women she documents.