Culture. Sustainability. Market Access.
Enabling Communities with Hope and Opportunities through Sustainable Initiatives

ECHOsi is a non-profit (NPO) Foundation that teaches sustainability issues for empowering marginalized groups, women’s groups and cultural communities. The acronym ECHOsi means Environment Community Hope Organization Sustainable Initiatives.
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Programs


All ECHOsi Programs are guided by the three principles on which ECHOstore stands for: Nurturing and sustaining the Self, the Community and the Planet. All programs are guided by ethical and ecological values critical to the environment, and supportive of gender-sensitive issues. These are run through short-term mentoring and critique workshops, lectures, sustainable and organic tours, hands-on community experiences and international lecture exchanges presenting best global practices.


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Developmental Direction


ECHOsi's Key Areas of Development:

Social and Cultural Enterprise Development
Women's Economic Empowerment
Culture, Design and Aesthetics for Development
ECHOsi is the enabler of alliances for collaboration and partnerships integrated in a value chain that creates sustainable benefits to communities.
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ECHOstore, as a social enterprise started by three women, believes in women helping other women. Since it opened in 2008, ECHOstore products have been...
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ECHOsi aims at revitalizing traditions, the use and development of natural materials endemic to the areas, and innate...
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Metrics 2011

  • 82 organizations and foundations
  • 131 micro-entrepreneurs
  • 3,400 products
  • 8,000 households
  • 34,420 beneficiaries
  • 16 distribution points
  • 5 echo village stores
  • 2 echostores
  • 1 advocacy


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About the Foundation

Developmental Direction
Social and Cultural Enterprise Development
Women's Economic Empowerment
Culture, Design and Aesthetics for Development
Programs
ECHOdesign Lab (EdL)
ECHOteach
ECHOtalk

Knowledge Management

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