Each year we sponsor trips to Africa in order to enable persons to understand what is happening. We don't paint all the buildings to make things look nice, nor do we dwell on the poverty. We have a mission and it is important that people understand that solutions are not easy, that cultures are different and that what you give really does and has made big differences in the lives of people.
Trips are usually one week in time and visits are made to the homes of beneficiairies, to the offices, to the neighborhood meetings, as well as meeting farmers and local leaders. The trip tries to give you a first hand look at what ECHOPPE has done and understand better the complex world of development.
The trip also tries to take time to relax at the ocean side and we do try to ensure travel comfort by renting air-conditioned cars and hotel rooms when possible. We are careful about food, but also try to let everyone taste local specialties.
For more information on costs and the plans for the next trip in November 2015, please get in touch with us! You are very welcome!
If you would like to assist with the purchase of the truck for the Town and Country Program, go to www.crowdrise.com. In the search box, type Buying a Truck. You should see ECHOPPE's information on that page.
For those who have PayPal accounts, you may make contributions to ECHOPPE via this site, rubrique: "take action"