Hear from individuals around the world as they share the reverberating impact of ECHO's ministry.
Meet Pastor and his family. Pastor is a little boy who lives in an orphanage in Tanzania, but he’s not an orphan. His parents are incredible people who are caring for more than 17 children. Learn how a training from ECHO is changing all of their lives.
Jean Apedoh is an agricultural trainer in Togo, West Africa. Through training and connections made at the first ECHO conference in West Africa he has been instrumental is multiplying the impact of SRI (the System of Rice Intensification) across the region. Meet Jean and three generations of trainers and farmers who have benefitted from ECHO's West Africa Impact Center.
The Power of Information: Rod Sebastian tells the story of how he shared a USB flash drive of ECHO resources with a development worker that he had never met in Uganda.
In January 2016, ECHO celebrated the grand opening of the Anderson Appropriate Technology Center. Over a year before, Rollie and Barbara Anderson caught the vision of ECHO’s mission to reduce hunger and improve lives worldwide and were eager to invest in the expansion and renovation of the facility. Other support came from Kiwanis Clubs of Division 19 and generous volunteers.
One of the many exciting benefits of this newly-expanded center is the ability for creativity, exploration, and innovation of new appropriate technology techniques. To learn more: Visit www.echonet.org
Many neglected indigenous plants can play an important role in fighting hunger, soil erosion and loss of biodiversity in developing countries. The ECHO Asia Seed Bank in Thailand encourages the use of such plants by saving their seeds and distributing them to development workers throughout Asia for free. Ratakarn ‘Wah’ Arttawuttikun, who manages the daily operations of this unique seed bank, shows how seeds are collected, cleaned, dried, packed and stored.