Water Supply

Water & Sanitation

Unsubsidized, demand-driven water and sanitation development is not only possible in poor rural areas, it is a sustainable way to enable poor families to progressively improve their health status and standards of living. Poor rural markets are very price sensitive. IDE seeks least-cost technologies and services to enable even very poor families to invest in unsubsidized products. Scaleable investment opportunities allow families to purchase inexpensive products first and then upgrade as incomes increase and as they see the beneficial health impacts of household-level water and sanitation investments.

Like its agriculture work, IDE’s water and sanitation programs build the capacity of an entire sector. In its rural water supply program, IDE has built, strengthened and formed linkages across all levels of the supply chain: the manufacturers, pump drillers, pump installers, distributors, and repair services that enable families to access safe water supplies. In its accompanying marketing campaigns, IDE has built demand not for a single technology, but for clean water in general.

Whilst IDE is a non-profit organization, its projects are implemented through profitable and sustainable small and micro enterprises, growing with the trend of economic liberalization in Vietnam

International Development Enterprises

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