The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

International Projects

IDE Canada

  • Clean Water in Every Home

    Fund: | Country: Cambodia | Amount: $22,463 | Funded in 2007/2008

    In Cambodia, many farmers have less than a hectare of land and earn less than $1 a day. International Development Enterprises (IDE) Canada, based in Winnipeg, is part of a worldwide organization whose goal is to improve the lives of these small-scale farmers.

    The Clean Water in Every Home project enabled at least 12,000 new households to purchase and use low-cost water filters to produce clean drinking water in their homes. IDE worked with local manufacturers, distributors and retailers who will continue to provide new and replacement filters as long as the demand exists.

    So far the project has seen impressive results. A recent study indicated that diarrhea, a leading cause of death among children, was reduced by 46% among users of the water filters.

  • Burmese Cyclone Relief

    Fund: Relief and Rehabilitation Fund | Country: Myanmar | Amount: $40,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    This project responded to Cyclone Nargis by addressing access to clean drinking water, shelter and basic necessities, such as food. In rehabilitation, IDE will contribute to the agricultural recovery effort, including rice planting and establishing vegetable gardens.

    This project was part of $100,000 received from the Government of Manitoba, designated specifically to respond to flooding in Burma/Myanmar caused by Cyclone Nargis.

  • Developing Markets for Sustainable Livestock Assets

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Vietnam | Amount: $24,569 | Funded in 2008/2009

    This one-year project will enable 400 families to earn an average incremental income of $100 from pig production. The project will create demand and provide information on pig raising techniques and develop the local private sector supply chain network providing productive inputs to meet demand and link pig raisers to markets.

  • Water Use Master Plans

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Nepal | Amount: $20,000 | Funded in 2008/2009

    In collaboration with the Government of Nepal, the Finnish Development Agency, Helvetas and Winrock, IDE brought its expertise in water-efficient technologies to the development of integrated Water Use Master Plans that mitigate the impact of climate change on water access and address deforestation as one of the key local contributors to climate change.

  • Building the Capacity of IDE Vietnam

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2010/2011

    This project is Building the Capacity of IDE Vietnam, upgrading the country team’s ability to better help poor rural households increase their incomes in a changing and challenging context. Identified capacity gaps will lead to training events for staff on appropriate subjects.

  • Micro-Irrigation Project

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Mozambique | Amount: $25,508 | Funded in 2010/2011

    This Micro-Irrigation project is improving the livelihoods of poor farmers by increasing agricultural productivity and income. This pilot project will increase the income of smallholder farmers in Maputo province through the adoption of micro-irrigation technologies.

  • Improved Supply Chains in the Upper East Region of Ghana

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $11,378 | Funded in 2011/2012

    iDE Canada is providing Improved Supply Chains in the Upper East Region of Ghana by working with farmers and associated private businesses and public sector service providers to build their capacity in vegetable production, integrated past management, marketing and sales.

  • Micro-Irrigation in the Maputo Green Zone

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Mozambique | Amount: $30,096 | Funded in 2011/2012

    Micro-Irrigation in the Maputo Green Zone will improve the livelihood of poor farmers by increasing agricultural productivity and income. Micro-irrigation technologies will be piloted with smallholder farmers as a tool toward improved results.

  • Innovation for Rural Prosperity

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $29,350 | Funded in 2012/2013

    Innovation for Rural Prosperity will provide supports necessary for farmers to earn incomes from dry season farming. iDE has designed suitable treadle pumps for irrigation, and also provides training for growing dry land crops and managing diseases and pests. iDE also assists farmers to find better markets for their production.

  • Opportunities for Youth - Manual Well Drilling

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Mozambique | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2012/2013

    The goal of the Opportunities for Youth - Manual Well Drilling project is to equip and support 10 trained well-driller apprentices as they start their own businesses drilling wells for farmers in the Maputo area of Mozambique. It is expected that with this start-up capital and support they will be able to develop the skills necessary to form a permanent part of a well-drilling team.

  • Innovation for Rural Prosperity

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $29143 | Funded in 2013-14

    This project will support 7,000 farmers involved in dry season farming, helping them establish sustainable markets for their products. Local entrepreneurs will also be supported in providing goods and services to farmers, with the expectation that this supply chain will ultimately function without NGO intervention.

  • Improved Income for Families with Disabilities

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $6,800 | Funded in 2014-15

    The project seeks to lead to improved incomes for forty farmers with disabilities, including blindness by providing them with accessible capital to erect fencing around their community gardens/fields.

  • Innovation for Rural Prosperity

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ethiopia | Amount: $22,201 | Funded in 2014-15

    The project seeks to contribute to improved livelihoods for 21,000 households by empowering 7,000 local farmers through sustainable value chains for dry season farming, training for local entrepreneurs and creation of market linkages.