To provide under-served communities with access to low-cost appropriate technologies that generate income, improve health, and preserve the environment.
That underserved communities throughout the developing world have an awareness of and access to appropriate technology solutions that allow families to lift themselves out of poverty.
EOS (Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability) International was founded with a simple mission: bring life-changing technology to the developing world, improving health, generating income, and preserving the environment. EOS began with a handful of bright and compassionate Iowa State University engineering students who wanted to use their skills to give back to the world. Just one month after graduation, founders Wes Meier and Greg McGrath began designing and implementing technologies in Mali, West Africa. After working with rural communities to introduce appropriate technologies in Mali, they both knew they were capable of making a difference in under-served communities, and EOS was born.
During the summer of 2008, Wes was placed on a Peace Corps mission in rural Nicaragua. During his 27-month stay, he quickly realized the technologies he had learned to build could make a big difference in lives of his neighbors and in villages across the country. With support from the EOS team back home, Wes starting redesigning and installing drip irrigation systems for smallholder farmers.
Both EOS’ mission and team have grown to meet the need. EOS now employs ten staff members in Nicaragua, a CEO and Director of Development in the US, has an active Board and a team of volunteers with backgrounds in engineering, finance, marketing, and communications. This talented team continues to develop and refine technologies that are making an impact throughout Nicaragua.
Our partnerships with the Peace Corps, Compatible Technology International, and many other organizations have helped us expand our reach and increase our effectiveness in order to continue our mission of building stronger communities through access to low-cost, high-impact technologies.