This short film explains how Excellent Development supports coomunities to grow more food to both eat and sell - helping them to pay for school fees and invest in their future.
Sand dams give communities the most valuable resource: time!
By saving 2-8 hours per day, men, women and children have more time to invest in growing more food by developing their land and improving their farming techniques.
Sand dams enable communities to set up vegetable nurseries, improve the watering and feeding of animals and plant trees. Managing their own demonstration plots enable the communities to try out new ideas without threatening their family's future.
So, if farmers have enough food and water, they then have time to develop an income and the cycle of poverty can be broken. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most effective.
I had no plan of planting anything like tomatoes, because thinking of planting tomatoes without a sand dam - it was a daydream.
Charles Muendo Ndambuki, farmer, Kenya