The needs of a typical Nicaraguan farmer and villager are largely ignored because their lack of purchasing power, nearly making it impossible to break the cycle of poverty. Families rely on primitive practices such as burning kerosene or diesel fuel for light, using open fires in homes for cooking, and neglecting to purify drinking water.
Raise awareness about our low-cost, high-impact technologies and their impact on communities.
Produce appropriate technologies with locally sourced materials that are easily repairable.
Install technologies that improve health, generate income, and preserve the environment.
Teach recipients how to use, maintain, troubleshoot, and benefit from their technologies.
Revisit and analyze technologies regularly to ensure their impact creates positive change.
We have developed a set of core technologies to help improve the quality of life for rural families by creating income opportunities, improving health, and protecting the environment. EOS empowers impoverished Nicaraguans by working with them as autonomous customers rather than charity recipients, and each beneficiary pays a share of the cost. Our team of engineers uses locally sourced materials to improve system designs that lower costs and improve efficiency for the average Nicaraguan. Each technology is tagged with GPS coordinates allowing us to revisit and analyze technologies long after the initial installation, insuring long-term success and constant improvement of our technologies.
We believe the bigger the impact the better. We collaborate with similar organizations towards extending our development and partner with those working in underserved communities throughout the developing world. We work with several partners to deliver formal training to volunteers on our core technologies, assist with system implementation, and provide workshops on how to construct and repair technologies. And we train the next generation of engineers for a better planet through our exchange program. We share technical information and serve as a resource to other groups looking to implement our technologies. By partnering with other organizations, we also leverage their relationships in communities across the globe to efficiently reach more people in need.