Meet the Finalists

Find out more about the recent accomplishments of our 2012 finalists:




Students and faculty learn more about iDE during their site visit trip. Learn more about iDE’s history and vision for the future in this video taken by students during the trip.



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Primary Area of Impact Economic Development

Geographic Areas Served Rural areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Years of Existence 29

Organization Social Challenge 2012-2013 Updates

iDE is an international nonprofit organization unleashing the power of innovation and market forces for poor rural households in the developing world, helping them access the tools and knowledge they need to increase their income. For almost 30 years, iDE has developed its market-based approach by designing affordable tools, improving market access, increasing agricultural production, and creating sustainable local businesses. iDE's productive water solutions create and increase both food production and incomes, and with innovative drinking water and sanitation technologies, iDE gives rural households the basis for healthier and more dignified livelihoods.