Earth mound supported bags supply drip irrigation systems for 1000-2000 square meter plots. These bags can also be used to irrigate smaller fields through dry periods of up to several weeks. They are designed from a rugged plastic to withstand the harsh conditions of installation as well as years of direct sunlight. A pump or hose can fill bags from surface water, wells or other storage tanks.
iDE is an international non-profit dedicated to ending poverty in the developing world not through handouts, but by helping farm families access the tools and knowledge they need to increase their income.
iDE's origins as a formal organization lie in a visit to a Somalian refugee camp in 1982. It was there that founder Paul Polak noticed a critical lack of transport limiting the economic opportunities of refugees who were relying on manual transportation for all commodities. Following the principle "in technology, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," iDE re-engineered the local donkey cart and interested local artisans in manufacturing one with a more efficient center of gravity, using abandoned car parts for affordability. The donkey carts were a success; more than 500 were sold, producing $1 million of net income for cart owners.
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