“Building resilience is at the heart of the work we support through our Vulnerable Children in Sub-Saharan Africa program at Helmsley, and an essential element of that is investing in projects that solve more than one problem at a time,” said Walter Panzirer, a Trustee at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. “Sama Sama’s model of creating sustainable sanitation in rural locations through a network of social entrepreneurs is a great example of how a market-based approach can accelerate the kind of progress we need. It holds incredible potential for improving more lives across Ghana and West Africa.”Walter Panzirer, a Trustee at the Helmsley Charitable Trust
Ghana Sanitation Program Primary Donor
Ghana Sanitation Program Donors and Partners
iDE Develops Marketplaces for WASH Products and Services in the World’s Poorest Locations
Scale with quality impact
The goal for iDE’s WASH programs is not just to rack up numbers, but to aim for the greatest possible improvement in people’s lives. We do this by ensuring well-designed, aspirational products lead to satisfied customers who then influence their neighbors to adopt the same practices. We track our progress not only by counting how many sales are made, but also the impact that these products are having in reducing sickness, time spent in household labor, and overall well-being. Discover our history and meet our global team leaders.