EOS INTERNATIONAL NFP via Crowdrise
October 10, 2012
BENEFITING: EOS INTERNATIONAL NFP
EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012
What we do:
The three main roles in our project work include: directly implementing our core technologies, which include drip irrigation systems, fuel-efficient barrel ovens, and biodigesters, promoting and teaching other development organizations and rural villages how to implement these technologies, and developing technology kits to distribute in order to extend our impact to other regions.
Direct Implemenation of core technologies:
In the last two years, EOS International has developed a set of core technologies that are improving the quality of life for rural families by creating income generating opportunities and improving their health. Our core technologies include drip irrigation systems, fuel-efficient barrel ovens, and biodigesters. EOS International’s team of engineers overhaul existing concepts to improve system designs while lowering cost by removing unnecessary components and increasing the use of locally available materials.
To date, we have implemented our core technologies in rural villages across 15 of Nicaragua’s 17 departments and our target area is the municipality of El Sauce, located in the department of Leon. El Sauce has nearly 35,000 residents and is comprised of small, rural communities of a few hundred people each. EOS installed demonstration systems and promoted core technologies in a number of these communities and now orders are streaming in from all over Nicaragua as local families share their successes with friends and neighbors.