IDE (International Development Enterprises)

IDE's mission is to address rural poverty in the world’s least developed countries. IDE confronts the challenge of rural poverty by enabling small farm families to access and control water, increase production, create wealth, and improve their quality of life.

CWP's meet WHO standards

CWP's meet WHO standards
Performance testing in 1,000 households showed that 99% of filters produced water meeting WHO "low risk" standards after one year of use. High levels of user satisfaction were also reported.

NGO Partners

NGO Partners
Plan and Unicef have been successfully used in spreading the CWP technology and IDE brand in schools throughout Cambodia. This children to adult promotion of the CWP is a very cost effective marketing tool. IDE will continue to create strategic partnerships with NGO's and are utilizing these to ensure the rabbit CWP can reach the poorest of the poor.

Rural CWP Retailer

Rural CWP Retailer
At least half of the CWP supply chain participants are women including the eleven members of a women’s pottery cooperative that produces CWPs in Kampong Chhnang & CWP retailers & promoters at pharmacies, shops, clinics, health centers and garment factories. Through direct participation in production and retail sales, income opportunities for women are increased. Many of these women express satisfaction in being able to contribute to the community by making an effective health product available.

CWP demonstration to a local village by IDE Staff

CWP demonstration to a local village by IDE Staff
IDE staff work to create market demand for new technologies like the CWP. Once demand has increased and self-sustaining production and sales have been established, IDE withdraws and lets the markets continue on their own.

Female worker prepares CWP for sale

Female worker prepares CWP for sale
The CWP project benefits both producers and end users. This woman, employed by the CWP production plant, is painting colloidal silver onto the CWP clay pots, which acts as a disinfectant, killing bacteria in water sources. At least half of the CWP supply chain participants are women.