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You have the power of 10.

Thanks to donors like you, iDE creates business opportunities that empower people to feed and protect their families through their own entrepreneurial drive. For every dollar you give, iDE will turn it into at least $10 of income for a family living in poverty. By donating to iDE, you’ve got the power of 10. 

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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.

The power of income.

When poor people get access to farm equipment, a toilet, a small loan, or connection to the marketplace, they can earn an income and escape the cycle of poverty. 

You have the power. Use it for good.

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.


  • Ex Design Ambassadors Ghana
    iDE WASH spotlighted on Mashable for World Toilet Day

    “We work in lots of complex, different environments," says iDE Global WASH Director Yi Wei. "But [throughout each different region], we use our design process to really understand the underlying reasons for why people do not have a toilet, what type of toilet they might want to purchase, etc." 

    October 31, 2017
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    iDE wins P3 Impact Award

    The U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), Concordia, and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) created the P3 Impact Award to recognize public-private partnerships (P3s) that are changing our world in the most impactful of ways.

    September 12, 2017
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    Lessons Learned from Designing and Implementing Results-Based WASH Programs

    iDE Global WASH Direcotr Yi Wei shares lessons learned in building markets for sanitation. iDE is featured in a blog post by WASHfunders, along with UK Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Thrive Networks, on designing and implementing  innovative results-based WASH programs.

    November 6, 2017