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Entrepreneurs are everywhere.

Let’s hear it for supply chains. And micro loans. And sales agents on motorbikes. Let’s give people a chance to earn an income and buy aspirational products designed specifically for them. Let’s put our entrepreneurial spirit to work to inspire theirs.

Join us in solving global poverty
Since 1982

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.

20 Million More

We invite foundations, philanthropists, donors and social innovators to join us on a journey to transform 20 million more lives.

Become a 20 Million More Supporter

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 Bangladesh San Mark S Demand Creation Anya5999 1
    Celebrating a milestone: 200,000 toilets sold in just 18 months

    This is a major milestone—for iDE’s WASH team and for our partners, who dedicated two years to lay the foundation for this market system, and then a year and a half to catalyze sales. We’re celebrating it now because it signals a proven approach capable of reaching scale in a cost-effective way.

    May 23, 2017
  • Ex Cambodia Sot Pisey Sanitation Teacher Smsup1050039
    Real-time data connects fractured supply chains

    Real-time data enabled us to design the largest sanitation marketing program in the world. Every month in Cambodia, about 6,000 toilet orders are captured on a mobile app, synced with our cloud-based servers, matched with the best-suited toilet producer, and fulfilled by our supply chain coordinators.

    May 9, 2017
  • Ex Bangladesh Customer Holding Sanbox
    Investing in Scale

    “With restricted funding, you can add more gas to the car to go further, but with unrestricted funding, you can improve the engine and accelerate your speed, going further and faster in the long-run,” says iDE Global WASH Director Yi Wei in a series highlighting the The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize on Pyxera Global.

    May 18, 2017