40 YEARS OF CHANGE, NOT CHARITY.
To celebrate our 40th year powering entrepreneurs to end poverty, we will be highlighting 40 exceptional entrepreneurs who are under 40 years old making significant change in their communities. Our 40 Under 40 entrepreneurs show grit and courage while the odds are stacked against them. We’ll announce 2 new entrepreneurs every week, culminating in early September.
How do we power entrepreneurs to end poverty?
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.
Check out the video and join New Yorkers in taking action to expand access to toilets around the world
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
Why is Sanitation Still the Forgotten Sister in Debates About Water?
When it comes to financing and political will, efforts to improve sanitation and hygiene have long been overlooked in favor of water within international development. It is time for a change.April 9, 2023
Powering Women to Fight Climate Change: Program in Zambia Shows How
“Our focus should not be on women as victims of climate change; rather on how they can be leaders, designers and implementers of solutions,” says Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.April 9, 2023
Sanitation coverage radically increased in Cambodia
The nation leads the world in reducing the rate of open defecation with household sanitation coverage as high as 88 percent in target provincesMay 25, 2023
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.