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.