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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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT iDE

  • Ex Chris Fail Fast Seep 2018
    Watch: Lessons in Scaling the Unscalable

    In the spirit of learning from failure, check out our presentation at SEEP’s Fail Fest in October. Chris Nicoletti, Director of Global Evidence and Analytics, presents his fail story on sanitation finance. Watch the video to learn about how we moved on to a new and better idea.

    October 17, 2018
  • I De Ex Honduras Sunflower Pump
    Partnering with Whole Planet & FUNDER to bring loans to farmers

    We're very proud to partner with the Whole Planet Foundation and FUNDER in Honduras to help farmers access loans to purchase resource-smart technology that we've designed to save time, labor, and water while also increasing productivity and resilience.

    August 29, 2018
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    New Video Series

    We made a short video series with cinematic flair to bring you into the world of smallholder farmers making the transition to small farm businesses. The series is funded by New Zealand Aid Programme, produced by iDE, and filmed by Rafael Winer of Guru Design Group. Watch them here.

    August 9, 2018