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ECHO News Magazine - Spring 2024


Moving Toward Energy Self-Sufficiency

Biogas model paves the way to energy self-sufficiency. Tubular digester trainings plant the seed for rural East African areas to be more financially successful and energy self-sufficient.

From the President/CEO

It’s an exciting time at our Centers around the world! As we launch the new Five-year Strategic Framework each Impact Center will live into the context and needs of their region.

A Different Kind of ‘Fun in the Sun’

For the past 30 years, John Hanson has brought groups of Indiana students to ECHO’s Florida campus to volunteer mid-summer.

Cultivating an Abundance

From the Global Farm to the fields of Immokalee, ECHO’s partnership with local organization “Cultivate Abundance” has produced an overflow of fresh fruits and vegetables to feed those in need and fulfill those who serve them.

When the Buffalo Come, You Adapt

A farm in Southeast Asia lost its source of clean water and was able to implement ECHO’s four-barrel water filtration system made by hand.

Symposium Shared Lessons, Technologies, and Experience

At ECHO East Africa’s recent symposium on appropriate technologies and renewable energy, presentations by innovators proposed solutions to several regional challenges.

Field Experience: Blessings and Lessons Learned

When their time in Fort Myers, Florida came to an end, John Yann and Chrissy Mahoney brought their newly acquired knowledge and techniques to Chiang Mai, Thailand where they immersed themselves in a rich culture of people and agriculture for six months.

First South Sudan Symposium

A dream ten years in the making came true this February. 85 network members serving war-torn South Sudan came together to learn, share, and change lives.