IDE Worldwide Water Technology Dissemination

$3,612 $656,388
Raised Remaining


Increase introduction and large-scale dissemination of water-control technologies like EazyDrip worldwide to current IDE country programs. Create new opportunities in such regions as Central America.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

1.1 billion people in the world survive on less than $1 a day. Most are rural farmers in Asia and Africa who struggle to gain access to water. The goal of this project is to introduce affordable water technologies to the rural poor in developing countries. With an assured water supply, the poor can begin to generate an income from farming and escape from poverty!

How will this project solve this problem?

IDE makes known technologies extremely affordable. For example, the $5 drip irrigation system allows farmers to irrigate land to produce crops. IDE trains farmers and connects them to local markets where they can sell their goods.

Potential Long Term Impact

A family that IDE works with sees an average net income increase of $300 a year! Farmers use this income to invest in medicine, housing, food and nutrition, education for children, and improvements to their farms.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,612

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,612 .  The original project funding goal was $660,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 9 donors like you, a total of $3,612 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Heidi Wilhelm

Resource Development Manager
Lakewood, CO United States

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