EOS International Providing rural families with access to low-cost technology solutions

Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability (EOS) International is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides rural families in Central America access to low-cost high-impact solutions which allows families to climb out of poverty. Since the creation of EOS in 2008, EOS has directly impacted over 250,000 Central Americans.

EOS has created a scalable model to reach rural families throughout Central America and provide them with access to life-improving technology solutions. EOS promotes a set of core solutions including a community-sized water purifier, solar panel systems, improves ovens and stoves, drip irrigation, and biogas stoves.

EOS provides education, promotion, access to credit, installation, and business training for these solutions to empower these families to start a business to climb out of poverty.

Fundraising

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Idea

We have an elevator pitch. We are already working in <abbr title="Base of the Pyramid">BoP</abbr> markets and want to improve our current offering.
We have an elevator pitch. We are already working in BoP markets and want to improve our current offering.

EOS International provides low-cost, technology solutions to rural families that address the challenges they face daily. Through innovative design, user feedback, and economies of scale, EOS has become the lowest cost provider of its technologies in Central America, making them affordable to rural poor so they can lift themselves out of poverty.

Team

Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.
Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.

One co-founder is a Nicaraguan who has 15 years working in the renewable energy sector, where he grew the largest branch of solar panel sales. The other co-founder was introduced to Nicaragua thorough the Peace Corps where he tested and proved the scalable distribution model.


Product

We have a working product or service. The product is built with open hardware and/or software, so there is no proprietary third-party IP.
We have a working product or service. The product is built with open hardware and/or software, so there is no proprietary third-party IP.

All products are field tested and have been sold for several years. EOS robust evaluation program has identified significant impact from the technologies.

Revenue

We plan to start by building a community of passionate customers. We have identified one or more revenue streams. We have a cash-flow prognosis. We already have revenue from paying customers.
We plan to start by building a community of passionate customers. We have identified one or more revenue streams. We have a cash-flow prognosis. We already have revenue from paying customers.

EOS sells the products and accompanying services to customers, targeting rural families. EOS has established B2B partners working in new communities, while also targeting customers directly. To fray sales costs, EOS has established commission models for trained entrepreneurs to sell EOS products on pure commission, reducing the organization risk of high overhead salaries and benefits.


Inclusiveness

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as producers. We involve low-income groups as distributors. We involve low-income groups as employees.

EOS empowers impoverished Nicaraguans by working with them as autonomous customers rather than recipients of charity. EOS' target market is rural families.

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as producers. We involve low-income groups as distributors. We involve low-income groups as employees.

To-date, EOS has directly impacted over 250,000 people in Central America. Some examples of this impact include: -42% of beneficiaries, mostly women, have used their oven to start a business selling baked goods, increasing their annual income by an average of 81%. -An independent study showed that there was a 61% reduction in reported cases of acute diarrhea diseases in communities with a EOS Water Purifier in operation. -Over 555 tons of CO2 emissions have been reduced.

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Impact

  6. Investment

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