iDE Global

One entrepreneur can change her community

And millions can change the world. 

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Imagine what millions can do

We believe that the best way to end poverty is to empower entrepreneurs. iDE coaches businesses that improve their communities and stimulates the market ecosystems in which they operate, helping them to succeed and multiply. In addition to economic prosperity, we ensure these sustainable businesses create gender equity, protect the natural environment, and build resilience to climate change. By scaling up our model, these entrepreneurs will change the world. 

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.


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    Celebrating Small Businesses Doing Good

    Eggs, coffee, and... biodigesters? Check out three social businesses that we’re excited to follow as they grow and make an impact.

    December 15, 2020
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    Our 2019 Annual Report is out!

    We believe that the best way to end poverty is to empower entrepreneurs. In this annual report, we highlight how we have continued to drive social progress forward by supporting entrepreneurs who improve their communities and stimulate the market ecosystem in which they operate.

    November 19, 2020
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    UNICEF Distributes 'Yey Komru' Material

    The on-going effort is a chance to continue to amplify hand hygiene messages developed by the iDE Cambodia Innovation Lab with support from the World Bank Group for the Ministry of Rural Development.

    October 15, 2020

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.


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