iDE Global

40 years of change, not charity.

iDE’s story—from a radical idea to transforming nearly 40 million lives in four decades—is something worth celebrating. We still don't give things away. We create long term change by powering entrepreneurs to end poverty for their families and communities. 

How do we power entrepreneurs to fight climate change?

Your donation supports iDE in building the resilience of farmers and their families around the world. iDE provides climate-smart technology combined with business knowledge, access to finance, and connections to market ecosystems where entrepreneurs can flourish and communities can thrive. 

We strive for a 10-fold return on investment so that every $1 you give becomes at least $10 in increased incomes for those working to improve their standard of living.


  • Trust Based Whats Happening
    Can trust-based philanthropy become the mainstream?

    Our evidence says yes. Read more in this piece from Business Insider India by iDE CEO Lizz Ellis; Alix Lebec, CEO of Lebec Consulting; and Peter Yao, CIO of Thankyou.

    October 14, 2022
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    EcoVessel donates 10% of sales

    As part of their sustainability commitment, EcoVessel will donate 10% of all online sales during the month of November to iDE. Shop at

    November 1, 2022
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    2021 Annual Report

    Last year was one of iDE’s most challenging and hard fought. And yet, as we look ahead, we have a lot to celebrate and be proud of! Click through to find stories of entrepreneurs powering their communities in our 2021 global annual report.

    September 14, 2022

Support from donors and foundations funds our efforts to directly address the parts of peoples’ lives that matter—we’re looking for what works, and you can help.

We have boots on the ground in ten countries on three continents, and our teams live in the provinces, districts, and villages where we work.


Are you a WASH development professional?

Visit our new knowledge hub called WASH Markets featuring over 10 years of learnings and insights from building markets for WASH in developing countries around the world.