Foundation Projects

Extending ECHO to Homenet Indonesia


This project extended ECHO to Homenet Indonesia, an organization working through ten chapters and supporting over 10,000 women below poverty. eHomemakers researched on the telephony set-up needed to deploy ECHO in Indonesia, developed a mobile app to serve as sending modem, and formulated a new telephony infrastructure for the deployment.

A total of 300 members and staff of Homenet Indonesia were briefed about the benefit of Internet and how ECHO would promote Fair Wages for the production chain of a social business center. Staff were trained in computer and online project management software. Staff and those on a micro-loan scheme for mobile phones were trained in mobile phone usage and ECHO to pave way for the operation of a small pilot business center which will eventually collect and market members’ batik handicraft products.