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You have the power of 10.

Thanks to donors like you, iDE creates business opportunities that empower people to feed and protect their families through their own entrepreneurial drive. We are committed to multiplying, by at least 10, every pound, dollar, riyal, rupee, or any other currency donated to iDE into increased income or livelihood benefits for families living in poverty.

Still Innovating

iDE has been putting business to work for the poor for more than three decades, using market based solutions to change the living conditions and livelihoods of millions of people around the globe.

The power of income.

When poor people get access to farm equipment, a toilet, a small loan, or connection to the marketplace, they can earn an income and escape the cycle of poverty. 

You have the power. Use it for good.

We're on a mission to develop innovative and compassionate solutions for the most pressing needs in the developing world.

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 eleven countries on three continents, and our teams live in the provinces, districts, and villages where we work.


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    iDE UK Chief Executive Iain Hunter on Impact Investing

    “Putting greater capital investment into socially minded and motivated businesses and charities helps to create greater impact in the world,” said iDE UK Chief Executive Iain Hunter.

    April 5, 2018
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    NPR Goats and Soda article on iDE gender empowerment program in Nepal

    Article based on research done for iDE Nepal's first major women's empowerment project. The co-author, Corey O'Hara, worked for iDE on its design and strategy and later studied the impact of the project for his PhD.

    March 8, 2018
  • Asset 30
    Milestone: 30 Million People Reached

    At the end of 2017, iDE's cumulative impact reached 30 million people, a major milestone. This accomplishment represents an acceleration in scale. In the last five years iDE has reached more customers at a faster annual rate, due to a combination of increased funding, better quality and more timely data, and improved cost effectiveness.

    April 5, 2018