RIE (Iberian Ecovillage Network) and REDES (Network for Emergence and Development of Ecovillages in the Sahel) were twins. Some of RIE’s members have traveled to different communities in the Sahel and supported mainly with capacity building and digging 12 wells, which is a huge increase in the quality of life for a lot of families. The people of RIE can now point out where the Sahel is and which problems they are facing there. This raises their awareness of countries on other continents facing climate change issues. Furthermore, it is an important experience because it helps prepare the Spanish and Portuguese communities for similar challenges, such as deforestation and reduced access to water, which are very likely to become real due to climate change.