One entrepreneur can change their community and millions can change the world.
BELETU BACHA IS A ROLE MODEL…
… for her children, and also for other women in her community in rural Ethiopia. As a single mother, she struggled in past growing seasons to generate enough income to sustain her family for the year, and could not afford school fees for her children.
After joining a Women’s Economic Group, Beletu received training and gained access to improved inputs and technologies. In addition to improving her wheat yields with better seeds and inputs, she started growing kale and other vegetables that fetch good prices in the market. She now has a more consistent income that she can reinvest in her business and household.
With a small opportunity, entrepreneurs like Beletu are able to transform not only their own fortunes, but also create new opportunities for others in their communities.
“This change inspired me to transfer the knowledge and experience I got to other farmers in my community”
REAL AND LASTING CHANGE IS POSSIBLE WHEN WE…
START WITH PEOPLE – Your support for iDE’s teams of talented local professionals ensures that we deeply understand the situation in each place where we work.
DESIGN TO CONTEXT – Your support for iDE’s Human Centered Design approach allows us to design solutions with and not just for the people we serve.
POWER ENTREPRENEURS – Your partnership with local problem solvers and business people means long-lasting solutions that don’t require ongoing support.
MEASURE RESULTS – We take results seriously. Rigorous measurement gives us new insights to keep improving and confidence in the impact of your support.