Culture. Sustainability. Market Access.
Creating a sustainable supply and value chain to support the sustainable lifestyle.
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About the Foundation

Key Metrics (2013)


ECHOsi Foundation’s work is focused on helping develop and support a supply- value chain for small producers to have access in a marketplace so consumers can have a choice to purchase artisan or eco-friendly products to support a sustainable lifestyle. Empowering Communities with Hope and Opportunities through Sustainable Initiatives (ECHOsi) is the non-profit arm of the green retailer ECHOstore. The foundation’s programs handholds small producers, farmers and women micro-entrepreneurs. ECHOsi develops products at early stages of the supply chain, moving these products through enhancement and value-addition processes of packaging, introduction of new designs, product variant development, teaching communities of existing markets available to them, and strategically producing products for key niche and specialty markets.

Metrics 2013


To date, store-foundation has helped 100 organizations and foundations, close to 80,000 beneficiaries, managed the development of so many new products that are being market tested are now sold.

In 2013, under the GREAT Women program alone, the ECHOsi Foundation posted an impact reach of approximately 500 women, with around 900 additional beneficiaries through cascade workshops, impacting 28,500 women


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