Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI) is a Philippine NGO and social enterprise engaged in the development, manufacturing and installation of technologies for basic needs of the poor, especially those in the uplands.


Our flagship technology is the water powered pump which brings water from lower sources to much higher elevated villages or farms without the use of electricity or fuel, just by the force of water.


The communities in which AIDFI operates can be considered neglected with villagers mostly living below the poverty line and absence of most basic services.


We envision to serve and improve many upland waterless villages and farms by giving access to an increased volume of water through the use of the AIDFI ram pump.

Learn more about their story by checking out AIDFI's video from last year when they were still a finalist!

To join, download and accomplish the application form
and send to by May 15, 2018.