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Connection is the heart behind everything we do

Our name comes from the social science theory of ethnocentrism, which is applying one’s own culture in the way you view other cultures, practices, beliefs, and behaviors. We believe that people view everything through the lens of their native language and culture. We want to give immigrants and non-English speakers resources to connect with local businesses that speak their native language. Partner with us to create more meaningful connections amongst the world’s immigrants.

Connection is the heart behind everything we do

 

Our name comes from the social science theory of ethnocentrism, which is applying one’s own culture in the way you view other cultures, practices, beliefs, and behaviors. We believe that people view everything through the lens of their native language and culture. We want to give immigrants and non-English speakers resources to connect with local businesses that speak their native language. Partner with us to create more meaningful connections amongst the world’s immigrants.

Coming from a place of Connection!

Here at Ecen, we’re all about understanding the importance and nurturing of connections. This is why we firmly look upon the theory of ethnocentrism (which fun fact, is also the source of our name!)  that reflects how every individual views  society and functions through the lens of his own culture.

And so, we wanted to help you maintain this worldview and easily receive all the resources you need as immigrants or non-English speakers to navigate through your life abroad, and this would only be possible if you knew about more business listing sites for immigrants.

It started like all great beginnings, with the most simple thought in a fleeting nonchalant moment . It was when my own daughter needed assistance while living abroad, that I realized the importance of your own people being there to help  in times of distress. That is all you can ask for in a land far far away from home.

When she called in a distressed voice laced with panic because her car broke down and she needed help, being so far away from her, I felt  anxious wondering whether she would be able to find someone at that hour and more importantly would that person be trustworthy? Would they try to take advantage of her naivete?

So, I did what made the most sense to me, and went online to find workshops near her. Got a number and called it. To my sweet surprise, the voice I heard on the receiving end of the phone was one that sounded like the nicest melody I had ever heard because it was a voice with the accent of my countrymen. The relief I felt was unmatched!

I asked him to go to the mall to pick up her car and that I would make sure to compensate appropriately and in a timely manner. He just needed my assurance and he also put his faith in me and went there to help my daughter. Now this scenario would have gone a little differently if the mechanic and I hadn’t experienced that brief moment of connection, faith, and familiarity that we did because we had the same roots.

And so, it dawned upon me that there are over 280 million immigrants worldwide, all of them probably battling many such difficulties in their day to day lives trying to look for a safe haven and a trusted place.

This is why we do what we do so migrants can receive the perfect tool to settle in their new country. Ecen allows you to advertise your service to a receptive niche audience, your people. By doing so you will grow your business and build relationships. No one has to feel alone, and you don’t have to think to yourself “I wish there were fellow immigrants near me. There is no better way to find one’s countrymen who are on the same journey. 

For us, it all boils down to one thing: Family!

  • What started as a reflex concern for family is now set to become one big family of people you feel comfortable and connected with. People who are your own!