As many of you have heard, the strained political situation in Nicaragua continues. This has caused instability for every single person in Nicaragua. Although this slowed EOS down temporarily, we have been able to regain our leadership position. We have relocated our office to the department capital city of Estelí, allowing us easier access to institutions and partners. There is a need now, more than ever for safe drinking water and opportunities to generate income. Just this past month, our team has installed 20 solar panels in rural communities in Boaco bringing electricity to family’s homes for the first time, completed a 20 oven project in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Cuidad Antigua, and launched a new initiative to provide water and sanitation solutions to rural communities partnering with WaterAid and the Nicaraguan WASH network. We remain committed to the people and country of Nicaragua. Our staff’s safety has been our first priority, and their dedication has driven our programs to continue and grow, now resuming to the level before the political disturbance started in April. We appreciate all of the thoughts and support that we have received during this trying time and remain optimistic for a positive outcome for all Nicaraguans.
– Wes Meier, Co-founder and CEO