Safe Drinking Water
780 million people lack access to clean water worldwide
In Central America, more than 85% of people do not have access to safe drinking water
Globally, waterborne illnesses are the second leading cause of death for children under five, and diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Most of these deaths are easily preventable. Many water sources in Central America are contaminated with bacteria, causing harmful health issues, including death and disease. Additionally, local infrastructure doesn’t allow easy access to safe drinking water, especially in rural areas where a majority of Central Americans live. This leaves many families to rely on contaminated water for cooking, drinking, and bathing.
The problem extends beyond health risks. When adults become ill, they are absent from work, missing out on crucial income. This is serious concern for families living in some of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere where EOS International works. When children fall sick, they miss school, raising the risk of dropping out early. Easy access to clean water also means less time collecting water and more time in class. Clean water lays the foundation for building a stronger, more prosperous life.
Provided with clean water services including training, education, and support.
Provided with access to safe drinking water, many of them for the first time.
50 Chlorine Centers
Established to create income generating opportunities for local entrepreneurs.
2.6 Billion Gallons
of contaminated water treated since 2008 when EOS International formed.