Ekofil filter


Ekofil is a ceramic pot water filter developed in Colombia for rural areas.

Product description Brand name and product description

Ekofil filters are silver-enhanced ceramic filters that are designed, fabricated, and distributed by Ekofil, a Colombian-based business. The company distributes these filters throughout the rural areas of Colombia in association with foundations, NGOs, and government institutions such as the ICBF (Colombian Institute for Family Welfare).  These are designed to work by gravity to provide clean water from unreliable water sources such as rivers, wells, or doubtful aqueducts.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Colombia, Perú, Venezuela

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Ekofil has worked with numerous NGOs to provide safe water around Colombia including Sahed foundation, Terre des Hommes, Suize cooperation program for development, Nestlé Colombia, UNICEF, Corona Foundation, and International Plan Foundation.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Price ranges from 10 units @ 56.35 USD (210,000 COP), to 500 units or more  @ 29.52 USD (110,000 COP) converted on June 19, 2020. For filter supply involving community programs supported by the United Nations, a 10% discount is offered. See the Ekofil Supply proposal.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Other regional silver-enhanced ceramic filters such as Arcifiltro, Ecofiltro, or ceramic candle filters such as Stefani filtro flex.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

People in need of fresh clean water from unreliable water sources.

The @AutodeskFdn blogged about our how-to guide for communities writing proposals for development projects https://t.co/MlRH1H0x2F