Ideas at Work is:
A Cambodian social enterprise that:
- Brings water and sanitation products to the Cambodian rural market;
- Through an innovative distribution channel;
- With promotion of financing through micro loans.
- IaW uses a business approach to fullfill its social goals.
- Local access to water and sanitation products.
- Positive credit history at local banks for villagers.
- Local Jobs and Economic activity.
- To date: over 6500 ROVAI pumps installed in Cambodia making the lives of over 250,000 people easier and their water quality better.
Winner of Entrepreneurs without Borders/Rabobank Business plan Competition 2010!
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Winner of scholarship for “Global Social Enterprising”
IaW won scholarship for “Global Social Enterprising”-course at GSBI, University of Santa Clara, California, USA 18 – 31 august 2007.
IaW on USA TV
IaW was selected from 120 social entrepreneurs worldwide to participate in the 5th Global Social Benefit Initiative which is annually organized at the University of Santa Clara in California. 17 entrepreneurs from 12 countries worked towards their business plan presentation which was held on the final course day. IaW’s integrated ideas for bridging the gap between technology and sustainable, donor-independent reaching the public was received very well.
Winner of World Bank DM2006
Winner of World Bank DM2006! In Washington DC on May 9th 2006 the prize winners of the annual worldwide Development Marketplace competitions were announced.
From the 2593 applications, IaW was selected together with our partner Resource Development International (RDI) (www.rdic.org) and rewarded with funds for implementation our Rope Pump project.
Implementation of the project will start in July 2006.
The water pump factory manufactures 5 types of rope pumps and 12 staff have fulltime jobs. There are over 6500 pumps installed in Cambodia (May-2014) and our designs are shared with North Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra Leone. The factory is fully Cambodian managed.