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In harsh climates and fragmented economies, continuous innovation is critical to survival. iDE has created The Activators Circle, a recurring giving program that empowers you to join us in bringing innovation and entrepreneurship to where it's most needed.

Learn more: The Activators Circle program
Always 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.

30 Million And Counting

As of the beginning of this year, iDE has improved lives for 30 million people with an average annual increase in income of $220. Be part of reaching the next 10 million people by 2020.

Join The Activators Circle

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.


  • Ex Yi Wei Interview Kini
    Interview with Yi Wei, iDE Global WASH Director

    Yi Wei sits down with Kini Initiative. Learn what sparked her interest in social entrepreneurship, what she's learned building markets for rural sanitation, and where she's leading the WASH program.

    June 18, 2018
  • Ex Unilever Global Development Award Hydrologic
    Hydrologic wins Unilever Global Development Award

    Congratulations to Hydrologic, iDE's water filter social enterprise in Cambodia, for winning the Unilever Global Development Award! Over the past 14 years, Hydrologic has sold more than 500,000 water filters contributing to a 46% reduction in diarrhea cases, and 460,000 tonne reduction in CO2 emissions.

    July 3, 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