Ida is among the founding members of both The Source Cafe and Kibo Group. Along with several missionaries, she helped establish The Source Cafe from its earliest days. Currently she works in the Women's Empowerment project, which involves traveling to villages in the surrounding area and teaching Bible and life skill classes to groups of women. Ida has six children, and her oldest son is a student at Rochester College in Michigan. Outside her work with Kibo Group, Ida farms, manages her house, and is a leader in Jinja Church of Christ.