Krista Fraser-Kruck from Winnipeg, Manitoba works for IDE Canada, a member agency of MCIC. In 2010, thanks in part to a contribution from the MCIC Theme Fund, IDE Canada focused on implementing affordable water technology for farmers in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Farmers could purchase a treadle pump for $82, making it easier to pump water and relieving the burden on women. With increased yields, and less time spent irrigating, the girls could afford to go to school and learned to sell their produce. Krista says that women development workers excel and have the social networks and work ethic to ensure the success of IDE’s projects.