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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Development

Mission: The ECOM foundation is committed to providing a sustainable relationship to ensure the social, economic, health and environmental wellbeing of rural growers, their families and communities in underdeveloped countries. United together, we can make a difference in their lives !

Target demographics: support the global soft commodity farming communities from a social, educational, and health perspective.

Direct beneficiaries per year: children and adults in farming communities, women susceptible to cervical cancer

Geographic areas served: El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Tanzania, Peru, Nicaragua, Kenya, Uganda, India, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea

Programs: ECOM Satellite Schools, Daisy School, Grounds for Health, Basic Needs, Educate!, Water Well Projects, Pueblo a Pueblo

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ECOM Foundation has contributed greatly to helping youth in Uganda become successful leaders and entrepreneurs who will lift themselves and their community out of poverty. They have been a great collaborative, understanding partner who really cares about positive impact. We have truly appreciated their ability to be open and understanding of real challenges and they have contributed greatly to our ambitious goals by providing key advice based off of their experience operating in many countries. Educate!'s partnership with ECOM Foundation has been hugely beneficial.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The ECOM Foundation has made a positive impact in the lives of farmers and their children in underprivileged countries. The schools that they have opened have helped children get much needed education and skills to have better lives. They have also opened health centers to help women get cancer screening in Mexico.

2 Montserrat D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ECOM Foundation has ensured access to elementary school education through scholarships for children from the Chacaya community, an under-served coffee growing community in the highlands of Guatemala. This is just a small example of ECOM's great work!"

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ECOM Foundation is providing much needed access to education and services in under-served coffee communities around the world. Through their support of primary school scholarships, they are reinforcing the importance of investing in education for coffee farming families and providing the first step towards sustainability. Investments like a scholarship for a child or community learning centers – will result in a long term a more productive, more economically active member of society who contributes more. This is a fundamental building block for the coffee supply chain.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ecom Foundation has made a positive impact on the communities it has been involved with. In Papua New Guinea the Ecom Foundation helped school children gain the necessary agricultural education and skills to become more productive farmers and through this to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. In Nigeria the Ecom Foundation has helped to educate school children about personal growth, individual rights and responsibilities and the importance and benefit of planning, budgeting and saving. The Ecom Foundation has been a positive change agent to break the cycle of poverty in these countries.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For many years we have watched ECOM as they built schools in countries like India and El Salvador to help farmers and their children become sustainable. It has been a pleasure to watch the success they have achieved. Dedicated individuals at Ecom such as Sharon Komorn, Carol Salaiz and Megan Hoffman have worked hard to orchestrate the caliber of program ECOM now boasts of.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ecom Foundation has helped to become reality hight quality education in rural areas by facilitating the establishment of community learning centers (CCA) where people since child to old people can get trained in best agricultural practices or get a bachelor or even a PHD. It brings lot of opportunities of development fo the comunity by procuring the entrepeneur spirit and eeducationon important subjets like health, agricultural, conservation of natural, resources between all the community and aside places.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The ECOM Foundation has been integral in the redevelopment of rural agricultural areas many which have been subject to various blights such as coffee leaf rust and cocoa pod borer. Its efforts focus primarily on social development in communities that are in need of international donor support. The Foundation's scope of work is impressive from state of the art satellite schools to cervical cancer screen clinics in multiple countries. It has truly been a pleasure keeping up with all the great things the ECOM Foundation has accomplished.

Travis Walsh
ECOM Group Sustainability

Advisor

Rating: 4

I have had the privilege of touring the Satellite School in El Salvador as well as the Daisy School in Bangalore, India. These programs have made a profound impact on the lifes of the children they serve, from an education, to a safe place to be during the day, to a warm meal. The Ecom Foundation provides opportunities for people from all over the world to empower themselves and help improve the daily lifes of the children, their families, and their communities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

From my perspective, the Satellite Schools project can impact now in the future of many countries like El Salvador by adding value to the traditional process of teaching. It infuses it with technology and a proper way of using these tools, changing not only the way children learn, but also their future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the honor of working alongside the ECOM Foundation in a project focused on providing education in El Salvador and I can say, with all certainty, that it's a foundation 100% focused on helping others in need, without sparing the necessary effort to achieve so. Through their help, I've witnessed sadness and frustration turned into joy and hope for many children and adults in El Salvador.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of being a part of this organization and witnessing the benefits that theSatellite Schools Project brings to more than 1,000 children in different rural areas of my country, El Salvador. Not only does it provide the necessary resources, but also the motivation and tools which will allow these children to keep pursuing their dreams. Truly a model worthy of replication.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This Foundation is great! I have seen it grow the last 3 years and the constant transformation is amazing! Their satellite schools are especially note-worthy. They bring computer education to "in the middle of nowhere" farming communities and give on-line access to students, farmers and community members. This is a great Foundation to get involved with!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and advised with this organization for over seven years, and I can truly say I have never seen an organizattion as dedicated and conscientious about their programs and projects as the ECOM Foundation. They are especially far-reaching with their ECOM Satellite Schools as they serve sutdents as well as the community at large. Congratulations ECOM Foundation for the Development of Origin Resources!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this wonderful organization for several years, and I must say that it is operated with an incredible amount of HEART. With projects in over 20 countries globally, the ECOM Foundation looks to improve the lives of people who are in rural to extremely rural areas, bringing health and education into their communities. Board Members visit families who live in slums and other impoverished circumstances in order to bring a caring touch along with the services provided. Other volunteers-in-the-field provide oversight to projects without which, it would be impossible to sustain the project. The expertise donated by the volunteers in these cases is very admirable. This is truly a heartfelt group effort by Board Members, staff, and volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Even though i was not directly involved in this project, i had the opportunity to attend the inauguration of this new school building, which i didn't miss! During the inauguration what i noticed is the big smile among students and the teachers which was priceless! Kudos to Ecom Foundation for bringing smile in a small village.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being part of Management team, I was involved in preparing the proposal, budget and recommendations to Ecom Foundation and it was really nice that Ecom Foundation considered this project as part of their ongoing social project. It was good to see the difference on the face of the school children as well as School principal and teachers after completion of the project. They are really thankful to Ecom Foundation for having selected their school for the social cause. Ecom Foundation contributed for construction of class room, providing desk and chairs to the students, Black board, sports materials for the students etc .

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

It was great feeling to be part of this Project at ECOM Gill Coffee Mill @ Benegal Village, Periyapatna. Here Villagers are having a sense of satisfaction & relief, as earlier there children has struggled to sit in single class room and concentrate on studies, even few of them use to send children far away from this place, now that has been changed by ECOM Foundation. They are really Thankful to ECOM Foundation for providing School Building & even Sports materials.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

I was involved in School Building Project at Ecom Gill Mill, Benagal. It was really a great help by Ecom Foundation to the Village School. Most of the children studying at that school are from a backward class community and very poor. Earlier they were not having enough room for studying 2to4 classes were conducted in one room,after the construction of new building donated by Ecom Foundation it has helped a lot. It has become inspiration for others to donate for such cause. It was great pleasure to receive honour on behalf of Ecom Foundation from Ministry during Teacher's Day function.