Investing in opportunity.
Sand Dams are the most cost-effective method of rainwater harvesting in drylands. They can store up to 20 million litres of water.
Sand Dams provide a sustainable source of clean water close to people's homes - saving women and children up to 11.5 hours a day from collecting water.
The time saved from collecting water enables community self help groups to invest in farming.
Increased food production enables communities to earn an income and create a sustainable future.
And, by selling surplus crops at local markets, or exchanging food for school fees, families can now invest in their children's education.
Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired men and women who volunteer their time and talents to support their local communities and communities around the world.
Excellent Development is proud to be supported by over 50 rotary clubs from Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland as well as clubs from Europe and Kenya. Many of these clubs are particularly committed to helping thousands of people in Kenya transform their lives through local, reliable water supplies.
Rotarians all over the British Isles provide vital support to Excellent, raising funds and helping us to promote the benefits of Sand Dams: the most cost-effective method of rainwater harvesting in drylands.
When Rotary support communities through Excellent Development, we provide a direct link between your clubs donation and the community you support. We will even recognise your invaluable contribution by engraving your clubs name on the Sand Dam and sending you photos and stories that you can share with Rotary members and donors.
The Rotary club relished the self-help principle, whereby the Wasya wa Athi community builds and maintains its own Sand Dam in southeast Kenya
Chris Cawcutt , Basildon Rotary International committee.