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Every $1 you give becomes at least $10 in income for those living in poverty.

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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.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT iDE

  • Ex 20160622 Slam Rachel Rose Dsc03885
    Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Needs to Start at Home

    "Before promoting women’s empowerment abroad, NGOs should ensure that their own staff and operations reflect gender development goals." - Rachel Rose, iDE Research and Evaluation Specialist, shares her opinion with Business Fights Poverty on taking action towards gender development goals within organizations.  

    March 11, 2019
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    Lizz Ellis's first stop after becoming iDE CEO

    Lizz Ellis became iDE's new CEO in January 2019. Her first stop was to iDE's longest running country program in Bangladesh where she met with the entrepreneurs that we work with to bring better health, nutrition, and income to their communities. 

    March 4, 2019
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    Press Release: iDE announces selection of Lizz Ellis as CEO

    “I’m proud to have led our teams in achieving success over the past five years and I’m looking forward to achieving even more in the future as CEO,” Lizz said. As CEO, my responsibility will be to ensure we’re putting our clients’ needs first and delivering sustained impact.” 

    January 28, 2019

Every $1 you give becomes at least $10 in increased incomes for those working to improve their standard of living. We call this multiplier effect “the power of 10.” It empowers you to activate prosperity where it’s missing in the poorest places around the 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.