2018 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
Our 2,325 installations of simple, inexpensive, and locally serviceable technologies have helped over 534,167 Central Americans access safe drinking water and opportunities to generate income.
EOS International CEO & Co-founder
This past year EOS International celebrated ten years as an organization. I fondly remember sitting around a table with EOS co-founders late one night, wishfully strategizing how to leverage our engineering backgrounds to make an impact in Nicaragua. From those inspired conversations, EOS was born.
Our technology solutions, strategies, and approach have changed over the last decade as we continually strive to improve and re-evaluate our models to maximize our impact. We have seen challenges as we have grown, but these years of experience have allowed us to mature as an organization.
This past year marked a difficult time for all Nicaraguans as social and political instability greatly affected the country and economy. While the turmoil caused an interruption in our processes, our team’s dedication to their work and resilience brought our operations back up to full capacity in September.
During the past ten years, we have sought out partners to deepen our impact and expand our resources. Knowing the strength of collaboration, we have seen how successful partnerships can add value to our programs. Notably in 2018, EOS launched the Nicaraguan SMART Center in collaboration with WaterAid and the Nicaraguan Water and Sanitation Network. This SMART Center is the convening point of all major water and sanitation activities throughout Nicaragua.
In an effort to increase our impact, EOS has strategically aligned our focus on providing safe drinking water and opportunities to generate income in Central America. This program focus has allowed our team to offer better services and become a national influencer in water quality solutions for rural communities.
Reflecting on the past year, we are filled with appreciation, gratitude, and inspiration. Ten years serves as an important milestone, and we are thankful for you, who made this all possible. We created this organization ten years ago to not create a quick fix, but rather a long-term solution. We have seen throughout the years how access to sustainable technology solutions can have a powerful impact in people’s lives, and how best to support the implementation through scalable models and training. We appreciate your investment of the future of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans. We are excited to see what we can achieve together over the next ten years.
EOS Co-founder & Nicaragua Country Director
In April of last year, Nicaragua entered into an especially difficult period of social and political instability that reached all corners of the country. This instability has contributed to a political crisis that has affected every Nicaraguan, and one that we look forward to seeing resolved soon.
EOS International has had to adapt in these adverse times, however, the combined effort of our team of collaborators in Nicaragua and abroad has allowed us to overcome great obstacles in our work towards fulfilling our bold mission and vision. Our team has worked tirelessly to continue our serving rural Nicaraguan families. We are extraordinarily grateful for your support during these difficult times.
Our dedicated team has grown stronger, and our reach greater, through collaborations with our local partners. One such collaboration includes launching the Nicaraguan SMART Center which is an initiative to develop a supply chain of water and sanitation technologies to improve access for rural communities. EOS has two staff members leading this center’s efforts along with collaborators from the public, private, government, and university sectors.
EOS has continued to expand our Safe Drinking Water program to more rural communities. Our program was nationally endorsed after a Ministry of Health study showed 70 communities reporting a 49% reduction in reported cases of diarrhea after implementing EOS’ technologies. This collaboration of an NGO with the Ministry of Health is now used as an example for other departments to follow.
Over these last ten years of working with EOS International, I have had the incredible opportunity to work alongside my fellow Nicaraguans; people full of enthusiasm and energy, dreaming to build a better world and a more prosperous Nicaragua. All of my dreams would not have been fulfilled without your unwavering support, allowing EOS to thrive for all these years.
In the name of Nicaragua, on behalf of my team and myself, I thank you for believing in us, for helping us when we are most in need, and seeing us as a family with dreams to live brighter futures. Thank you for the support you have provided to our country this past decade.
Our Water Results
Provided with clean water services including training, education, and support.
Provided with access to safe drinking water, many of them for the first time.
39 Chlorine Centers
Established to create income generating opportunities for local entreprenuers.
2.6 Billion Gallons
of contaminated water treated since 2008 when EOS International formed.