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Every entrepreneur needs a coach.

People start a business because they’re excited by an opportunity to grow, do something different, hope for something better. But the path is extra challenging for our clients who live in developing economies. iDE mitigates their risk, and we’re there when they run into challenges.

This is how small entrepreneurs succeed.
Always Innovating

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.

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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    Map of Tropical Cyclone Idai

    Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall during the night of 14 to 15 March 2019 near Beira City, Sofala Province, in central Mozambique. The cyclone brought torrential rains and winds to Sofala, Zambezia, Manica and Inhambane provinces.

    March 26, 2019
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    Situation Report on iDE Mozambique Efforts

    We can confirm that all 47 iDE staff members in Mozambique are safe. The staff members working in Beira, one of the hardest hit cities, were moved to Maputo and Chimoio. 

    March 25, 2019
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    Donate Today

    Mozambique farmers need our support now. Join us in helping them recover from the devastating cyclone and rebuild their homes and livelihoods. Your donation will go directly to supporting long-term recovery efforts of farmers in Mozambique.

    March 27, 2019

Support from donors and foundations funds our efforts to directly address the parts of peoples’ lives that matter—we’re investing in 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.


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    iDE at World Water Week

    At World Water Week in Stockholm, iDE Global WASH Director Yi Wei co-hosted a discussion with the World Bank,, and Social Finance on smart subsidies, blended finance, and other new finance possibilities to drive to a cleaner, healthier environment in the world’s poorest locations.

    August 27, 2018
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    Partnering with Whole Planet & FUNDER to bring loans to farmers

    We'e very proud to partner with the Whole Planet Foundation and FUNDER in Honduras to help farmers access loans to purchase resource-smart technology that we've designed to save time, labor, and water while also increasing productivity and resilience.

    August 29, 2018
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    New Video Series

    We made a short video series with cinematic flair to bring you into the world of smallholder farmers making the transition to small farm businesses. The series is funded by New Zealand Aid Programme, produced by iDE, and filmed by Rafael Winer of Guru Design Group. Watch them here.

    August 9, 2018