Bill Clinton surprises supporters of Colo.'s iDE

Staff reports Updated: December 4, 2012 at 12:00 am • Published: December 4, 2012

DENVER — Former President Bill Clinton is urging Colorado organizations fighting poverty in developing countries to work together.

During a surprise visit at a Denver luncheon Tuesday, Clinton spoke about his foundation's work in Africa, Latin America and Haiti to help farmers living in poverty market and sell their products.

He got a standing ovation at the luncheon, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of iDE. The group addresses poverty by educating farmers and giving access to tools to become self-sustainable.

The group is launching a collaborative with Colorado organizations that have similar goals around the world, and it's building a center in Denver.

More than 700 people attended the luncheon, and the money raised will go to iDE and construction of the new center, which opens next summer.

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