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.
RECENT PRESS RELEASES
Support-A-Potty On World Toilet Day
On World Toilet Day, November 19, we reminded people that toilets are a human right by unveiling our Support-A-Potty installation in the heart of New York City. The installation featured eight restrooms in a trailer which was parked in Soho, on Broadway between Spring and Broome streets, a neighborhood known for its lack of public toilets.
Don’t just donate. Cheer on the change-makers creating a better world. Cheer on their drive to do better for their families and communities. For the last 40 years, iDE has been powering entrepreneurs to end poverty because we believe that one entrepreneur can change their community and millions can change the world.
Our Awards and Recognitions
While the bottom line for iDE is improving the lives of the farmers and poor families we work with, we appreciate it when our efforts are singled out by those who evaluate effectiveness and impact. Our timeline highlights some of the awards that iDE, either globally or for a particular program, has won in recent years.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT IDE
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
Leveraging their expertise in market sanitation in Ethiopian communities, iDE sought to expand its approach through an exploratory study of menstrual health and hygiene.December 1, 2022
Farmers like Laihout were selling their cashews for small margins, only to see foreign traders capitalize on their hard work and lack of local value chains. In response, Laihout decided to start her own cashew collecting and processing business.December 22, 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.
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM
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.