Togo well project

Togo well project
Social sustainability

Togo well project, Africa

As a company, we act responsibly and strive for sustainable solutions. We set ourselves clear goals, work efficiently and attach great importance to the three pillars of sustainability – ecological, social and economic. Our aim is to support the environment, society and future generations and to assume responsibility.

In a world where access to clean drinking water is still not a given, we have made it our mission to help directly and to actively support life in a community we have selected in Togo (Africa) through a social well construction project.

Find out more about our commitment, the local challenges faced by the residents and how together we have been able to specifically improve their living conditions.

In general, as e.w.enture GmbH we would like to support a wide range of measures and programs and thus promote social justice and have a holistic, positive influence on the living conditions of individuals.

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The Plan

Clean water often remains out of reach for many people in Africa.

Long periods of drought make this extremely difficult, as natural water sources dry up across the board.
In such emergencies, those affected often have no choice but to make do with contaminated stream water (video), which unfortunately often leads to serious illness and, in the worst case, even death. Children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. This precarious situation highlights the urgent need to promote sustainable solutions to ensure clean water supplies.

Most Togolese villages are actually located just a few meters from the nearest possible source of groundwater, albeit at a depth of 8 to 20 meters, which is unreachable without aid. The construction of a well therefore primarily requires deep drilling, which only individual specialist companies can carry out. A nearby well within a community provides hundreds of people and animals with access to clean water. A well doesn’t just bring about change, a well changes everything! It sustainably improves the quality of life of the respective community and contributes to significantly improving the health, education and future prospects of the residents. Wildlife also benefits from new water sources, which in turn supports the villagers’ agriculture.

Thanks to a personal contact that arose through the trip of one of our employees in December 2022, we have the opportunity to help local people directly and without institutional organizations. This chance
We took action and were able to implement a successful well project within a three-month overall process. Learn more …


The Place

The village of Wouroyo 2 and surrounding areas lies within the Tchaudjo region in Togo, West Africa. The municipality belongs to the Centrale region and is located about 20 kilometers northwest of Sokodé. Around 500 people live in Wouroyo and the surrounding area. A rural area with an impressive natural environment.

The people in the community mostly belong to the Temba ethnic group. The Temba are an ethnic group that is the main population group in the area of the former Kotokoli Kingdom
represents. They define themselves primarily with a linguistic background, because the term Temba actually just means “Tem speaker”. Ethnically speaking, however, the group of Tem speakers is a very heterogeneous entity.

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The Construction Process

There are definitely good sources of groundwater in Africa. However, most communities lack financial resources.
This is where e.w.enture GmbH came into play by using our contacts and a monetary donation to create opportunities to support the well construction project with the necessary technology and specialist personnel. Implementation steps:

  • Selection
    A selection process (location, need, infrastructure) was conducted via our contact
    on the decision to support the village of Wouroyo 2 in the Tchaudjo area
  • Construction team
    The selected location was cleaned, leveled and the exact drilling location was defined.
  • Bore
    Specially trained specialist personnel were necessary to ensure reliable implementation of the water supply.
    With a pickaxe and shovel, a drilling depth of approx. 8m was drilled with the utmost manual labor until a corresponding groundwater source was found. The side walls of the well excavation were subsequently secured with concrete rings.
  • Installation
    The well was connected to a supplied pump system and a foundation was poured.
    Afterwards, water was pumped for the first time – a happy event for the entire village and surrounding area.
  • Fountain Committee
    Handover to the fountain committee. This local body is of great importance, it takes over the
    Responsible for maintenance and care of the well and monitors fair distribution.
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The topping out ceremony

As soon as the pump system was installed and the well water was running, some village members were called to a topping-out ceremony. The well and the donors were blessed in a special prayer.

The well was duly handed over to the care of the village elder, who in turn controls the distribution and maintenance of the well system.

Our Africa contact from Munich took over the technical acceptance of the construction company and the subsequent handover.

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After a week-long stress test, the well was handed over as finally completed and the villagers painted the shell in a main color of their choosing. Once again, some villagers were called in to finally celebrate the introduction of the fountain system.

The fountain was officially beatified and opened by an imam. From this moment on, the fountain is freely accessible and useable by everyone. Agriculture is now improving significantly due to the adequate water supply, and children, who are often involved in the water collection process, can now attend school more regularly. Various people who usually went out to fetch water early in the morning before the heat set in can now devote themselves to other tasks. All in all, a great successful project in which, from a Western perspective, we were able to achieve a lot with little aid.