Nicaragua and Honduras are among the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with fifty percent of the rural population living below the national poverty line. A large majority of the impoverished population in these countries lives in rural areas, where access to basic services is limited. In addition to living in remote areas and possessing little purchasing power, most rural families continue to live without access to clean drinking water and have little opportunity to generate income.
To address these interlocking issues, EOS International works to empower rural families in by providing simple, inexpensive solutions that improve health, generate income, and provide access to clean water. Through strong community partnerships and investment from technology beneficiaries, EOS International creates sustainable, life-changing solutions for people to lift themselves out of poverty. EOS is dedicated to creating a long-lasting impact in Central America.
As the organization sought to expand its regional operations to Honduras, EOS International’s Founder reached out to the Foundation seeking assistance to undertake a nonprofit merger with a local partner. GUFA Law, the Lex Mundi member firm for Honduras, was immediately able to step up and handle the legal aspects of the merger on a pro bono basis.
“EOS is fortunate to have the services of GUFA Law while we are expanding our operations into Honduras,” said Wes Meir, EOS International’s CEO. “Their team is very knowledgeable of local laws and methods into setting up a new legal entity in Honduras and the service and support has been excellent from their attorneys. We appreciate the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation and GUFA Law for their support in furthering our mission to provide safe drinking water to rural communities in Central America”
“At GUFA Law, we couldn’t be more thankful to the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation for giving us the opportunity to make a difference in our country and in the life of so many people through the hands and the remarkable impact of the EOS International project,” said Julia Sandoval and Mauricio Villeda Jr. “Working with EOS International and sharing their vision on poverty and how to raise people’s life conditions, has been a very gratifying and touching experience, and we look forward to help as many organizations as the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation sends our way. It is our outmost principle to be by our clients’ side all the way, and we couldn’t be prouder to do so when those clients are the ones changing the world.”