iDE Global

Lifting Youth in Ethiopia Out of Poverty

Support iDE to improve livelihoods and increase incomes in Ethiopia. 70% of Ethiopians are youth eager to work who don’t know where or what type of jobs exist locally. iDE’s projects create jobs, and our team will collect and share the stories of newly employed youth in order to inspire others.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1087417)

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Youth unemployment is a growing problem in Ethiopia. Recent information from ILO statistics indicates that while unemployment in Ethiopia generally was at 5.4%, youth unemployment is at 7.6%. Crop and livestock production are the main forms of economic activity; however, productivity is limited due to farmland degradation, low soil fertility and lack of access to essential inputs and technologies. iDE works to overcome these factors by creating income generating activities that improve lives.


Our approach creates job opportunities for rural youth, whose knowledge and energy are untapped and who can serve as change agents if given the right opportunity. With funding from The Big Give, we will promote stories of youth becoming successful small business owners themselves through iDE’s work, ensuring this work is effective and sustainable, and the products and services they provide can be expanded. The aim of this effort is to draw more youth into becoming agricultural entrepreneurs.