At iDE, we work with farmers and aspiring entrepreneurs living in poor rural areas all over the world, empowering them to develop their land, create new business, and establish market-based economies. Through innovative technologies we provide people the chance to build a long-term livelihood. We foster adaptive learning by listening to the needs of our farmer customers and remaining attuned to their values. We engage participation. We help them to discover, develop, and produce their own technologies and find smarter solutions.
Our work starts with improving access to water. With better water access comes better health and better agriculture. Our productive water solutions allow these communities to create and increase both food production and incomes. And with innovative drinking water and sanitation technologies, we give rural households the basis for healthier and more dignified livelihoods.
For many people living in poor rural communities around the world, the problem isn’t lack of initiative—it’s lack of access. We are a catalyst for change. We shake loose the status quo and encourage new ways of thinking and doing. iDE empowers individuals to create a better future. For themselves. For their families. For their communities. For generations.