GUFA Law Enables EOS International to Expand its Mission of Providing Access to Safe Drinking Water and Economic Opportunity to Honduras

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.”

Navigating Dobbs: Guidance for Companies

In light of the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning the decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, Lex Mundi member firm Jenner & Block has issued an alert discussing risks and providing guidance on how companies can proactively respond to the changing legal landscape.

News On Purpose

In This Issue:

  • Connect, Collaborate & Celebrate (Annual Meeting Highlights)
  • Working to Address Gun Violence (Supporting Sandy Hook Promise)
  • Thought Leadership that is Making an Impact (Social Enterprise Report)
  • Coming Together for Ukraine (Crisis Resource Center)

Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Honors Five Member Firms for Exceptional Pro Bono Contributions and Support

Awards Honor Lex Mundi Member Law Firms for Providing Critical Pro Bono Legal Services and Support to Social Impact Organizations

The 13th Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were announced during the 2022 Lex Mundi Connect + Collaborate Annual Conference in Edinburgh on Thursday, April 28, 20022. These awards honor Lex Mundi member law firms that provide critical pro bono legal services – helping to strengthen the global rule of law, support the global social entrepreneurship movement, and improve lives, the environment, and communities around the world.

Coming Together for Ukraine: Legal Resources to Support those Responding to the Current Situation in Ukraine

Find guidance on immigration regulations and NGO/charitable organization registration requirements in bordering countries, as well as information on how to navigate restrictions. This is a living document. Additional resources will be added in the days and weeks ahead. Check back frequently for more information.

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Launches Definitive Guide to Growing Social Enterprise

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, in collaboration with more than 60 Lex Mundi member firms and led by Morrison & Foerster LLP, launches unprecedented report including recommendations to assist policymakers in accelerating the formation and growth of social enterprises.

News on Purpose - January 2022

2021 marked the 15th anniversary of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation! This newsletter reflects on 15 years of service, discusses the newly redesigned website, and highlights ways Lex Mundi member firms are having a positive impact in their communities.