The village of Patadel is located in the Republic of Ecuador and has a population of 350 people. The closest city to Patadel is Cuenca, which has a population of 350,000 and is the third most important city in the Ecuador.
Patadel is a small village with a community center at its heart. The community center functions as a church, child care center, and an elementary and high school.
There was a lack of drinkable water within the community. The original system, which was falling apart, was shared between several developing communities. During the dry season, January through March, there was very little drinkable water.