Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
Where have you learnt about the competition?
local representative of changemakers sent email link to us
Tell us about your partnerships:
The ECHOsi Foundation (Empowering Communities with Hope and Opportunities Through Sustainable Initiatives) is the non-profit arm of the green retailer and social enterprise ECHostore Sustainable Lifestyle (ECHO=Environment Community Hope Organization). ECHOsi develops programs that help community product reach markets as ECHOstore sells. ECHOsi was invited by the Philippine Commission on Women to bring in the BID services and enterprise side.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Budgetary and organizational structures to fill the gaps. Due to the innovation of creating the brand and success of the project that supports market access preparation for women microentrepreneurs, we have aggressively built partnerships with local government, national agencies and donor funding. Now, the GREAT Women platform is the gender platform of the country with support funding for the next six years to scale it up. ASEAN wants to scale this regionally in the ten countries also.