Water supply in Ecuador | Saubere Wasserversorgung in Ecuador | TeoG Aachen

About the Project

Project description

Supplying fresh water is a major problem in rural areas on the Ecuadorian coast. The already limited infrastructure was severely damaged by a severe earthquake in April 2016. Some members of the regional group Aachen were in and around the country during and after the earthquake and volunteered for first aid. Experiencing the plight of local people has led them to launch the project Ecuador 2017 to help to improve water supply over the long term.


The remote rural village of El Cascajal is located in an area hit hard by the April 2016 earthquake. During our first visit in June 2019, it became clear that the water supply is still in a devastating condition and has been very poorly restored. Due to the contaminated water, the residents there often suffer from diarrhea and other complaints. People only have access to safe drinking water through regular privatized water supplies, but the financial resources are lacking for many families.


Our project objective is to help local residents build a long-term and autonomous supply of fresh water. For this purpose, spring water should be collected and treated by a filter system. Currently we are working on the development of a technical solution to this problem. According to the current state, this will be a combined sediment and chlorine filter system.


In order to guarantee the sustainability of our project, it is important for us to involve the inhabitants of the village of Cascajal in the planning and implementation of the project. Therefore, it is important for us to familiarize local people with filter technology, as well as to provide training, so we work out a concept in parallel, with which we can impart the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to guarantee the autonomy of the villagers.

For the implementation of the departure and the further steps we depend on financial support. Due to the awards of the Stifterpreis of the Städteregion Aachen for international engagement as well as an extensive support by the wilo Foundation (http://www.wilo-foundation.de/) only a few hundred Euros are missing for the realization of our second departure and the achievement of the o.g. aims


Make a contribution to improving the drinking water supply of the people of Ecuador in the long term by donating our project. We appreciate your support!


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Donation Status

3 % funded


3 %

970 €

Project Leader

Techhnik ohne Grenzen e.V. Aachen

Regional Groups

  • Aachen

Project members

Alper Avci
Daniel Skarplik
Elias Kufeld
Fabian Hahn
Jan Erazo
Kevin Krause
Linda Wolf
Luis Cisneros
Mandana Mahjouri Rahimabadi
Max Mörsfelder
Paul Grünefeld
Pierre Lassl
Sophie Kraudszun
Stephan Zimmer
Wiebke Hoberg
Wiebke Wiessner
Hendrik Macher
Hannes Kunstmann

Project Category



November 2019 - now

Project stage



Volunteering “Stifterpreis”


Volunteering “Stifterpreis”

“Volunteering is international!” The hard work has paid off! Our regional group was nominated and awarded for our project in Ecuador by the Städteregion Aachen’s price “Stifterpreis”. The price is remunerated an amount of 1500€. We have been invited…

Straight outta Ecuador


Straight outta Ecuador

Hola amigas y amigos, we just arrived in El Cascajal, a small village on the Ecuadorian Costa. The inhabitants here have welcomed us very warmly and are motivated to take their drinking water problem into their hands together with…

The time has come, folks!


The time has come, folks!

The time has come, folks. We’re on our way to Ecuador! After we cleared up the last organizational things, we left Aachen yesterday with packed bags. The other members of the group surprised us with a big, touching farewell…

Not completely on our own…


Not completely on our own…

Hola, it’s Paul and Luis – this time together again! On Tuesday we will finally start and we are looking forward to visiting the villages and making the first preparations for our project. We are not completely on our…

Trip for traces


Trip for traces

Hola, this is Luis! Paul is preparing for his trip to Ecuador, so I will tell you a little bit about this country. As most of you probably know, Ecuador is located in South America and borders Colombia and…