It’s our final 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you!
Congratulations to ECHO: echonet.org
Here’s what Heide has to say about this fearless organization:
“Echo’s purpose is to help those who are teaching farmers around the world know how to be more effective in sustainably producing enough to feed their families and their communities. These solutions promote sustainable farming techniques, nutritional plants, and appropriate technologies for the region of the world where hunger exists.”
A little more info:
“For the 870 million people who are hungry today, the world is a challenging place, both in the cities and in the countryside. The urban poor face high prices and low incomes, making nutritious food unattainable. Rural families are often malnourished because of a lack of diverse nutrients in their diets, if they have enough to eat at all. In both cases, children suffer the most.
ECHO is an information hub for development practitioners around the world. We gather solutions from around the world that are solving hunger problems and disseminate them to our active network. These solutions promote sustainable farming techniques, nutritional plants, and appropriate technologies. They are well tested and proven to be successful over and over again.
Our purpose is to help those who are teaching farmers around the world know how to be more effective in producing enough to meet the needs of their families and their communities. They in turn teach others and the ECHO effect continues!
In 32 years of assisting development workers around the world, ECHO has become the “go-to” organization for challenges faced by individuals and organizations.
Since all of our funds come from caring individuals like you, we work very hard to keep our expenses low. Thanks to our efficient management and model, Charity Navigator gave us a Four Star rating.”