Welcome to IDE Vietnam
International Development Enterprises (IDE) is a
non-profit development organization dedicated to helping the poor invest
their way out of poverty. Our projects are market driven, stimulating
change by creating a demand for ideas and technologies – including
irrigation, drinking water supply, improved health practices, and
post-harvest processing – that have positive developmental impacts.
Small and micro enterprises provide these products and
services, which create wealth and improve living standards, to the rural
poor. The enterprises are for-profit, and continue to sell their
services once IDE's assistance is withdrawn. Using this approach, IDE has created wealth among millions of poor
farmers by encouraging their investment in income generating products
and services. In 1998, for every $1 in donor support to IDE worldwide,
poor farmers invested $8, and generated a net return of $21.
Since beginning work in Vietnam in 1991, IDE has
improved incomes and health for tens of thousands of rural families in
15 provinces and built vibrant networks of hundreds of enterprises that
continue to expand and provide products and services for the benefit of
the rural poor.
Take a look around the site to learn about our projects
and our demand-driven core approach.