EOS Celebrates International Women’s Day

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March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and improving the lives of women around the world.

Having access to safe water empowers women by helping women and their families stay healthy, in school and at work creating a more prosperous life for women and their entire communities.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to share the stories of just a few women who are making a difference where we work.

A Female Plumber

Meet Doña Gómez. Doña Xiomara Gómez is a plumber and is responsible for chlorination in the water system of the community of 180 people in Ojo de Agua, Honduras where our team has been working with the water board since 2017. Gómez is grateful for our partnership as clean water has meant also a healthy body and mind. She also is thrilled to take on a leadership role and fight for gender equality as a female plumber and head of the water board.

Doña Gómez

Head of a Community Water Board

Meet Doña López and her son. Doña López is the president of the water board of the community of Ceibita, Opatoro in Honduras. She is very grateful for the support provided by EOS in monitoring and collecting water samples for analysis to help her keep their small community healthy.

Doña López and her son.

Health and Hygiene Technician

Meet Oneida Lara EOS’ Health and Hygiene Technician who works out of our Honduras office. Oneida works with 21 schools providing water, sanitation and hygiene education as well as water treatment and filtration services to the students and teachers. Oneida has been working with the schools for over ten years and has built up an amazing relationship with both the students and the teachers, keeping the kids healthy and in school.

Oneida Lara

 

 

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