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ECHO News Magazine - Winter 2021


Looking Back, Looking Forward

ECHO’s 40th Anniversary, celebrated in 2021, is a great reason to celebrate the past and look to the future with hope.

From David Erickson, President/CEO

For many, our world is a very difficult place. For some, it seems that obstacles to progress confront them at every turn — limited land, depleted soils, discrimination, opposition, … discouragement.While these challenges are real, hope is also real.

New Video Resources from Asia

The ECHO Asia Staff has been developing new video resources that can be shared throughout the region.

Improving Family Nutrition

A story from an ECHO trainee illustrates how these obstacles are manifested — and the inspiring example of how they can be overcome.

Finding Hope Despite Challenges

A go-to-resource over many years, ECHO equips a pastor to improve farm land and provide for many orphans in his community.
In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words: Lotan Njolay

“When the leaders of my village nominated me to participate in the ECHO training, I was excited. All technologies that were developed during the training ... are going to support my livelihood significantly."
Intern Spotlight

Intern Spotlight: Noah Coleman

I’ve been wanting to come to ECHO for 7 years and this internship has been more than I was even hoping for.

Extraordinary Plants: Spice Trees You Can Grow

Wishing for a way to add a little “spice” to your life?

Trained Years Ago, Still Seeing Results

Recent follow-up visits in West Africa, as rainy season ended and harvests are ready, reveal the hope two families have found — and now regularly share with others.