Excellent Development supports people living in drylands to build sand dams, and grow enough food to feed and support their families. We hope you will consider supporting us, so we can enable more communities to build sand dams, putting the future firmly in their own hands, and providing a lifelong supply of clean water.

Where your donations go

Here are some ways in which your donations could help people living in drylands to build sand dams, and make a living from farming:

  • £15 could provide a dryland farmer with drought-tolerant seeds, to grow a reliable source of fresh food for their children
  • £30 could supply a community with a rake, gardening fork, shovel and watering cans, to plant trees for fruit, fuel and fodder
  • £60 could provide a community with a roll of barbed wire, to reinforce their sand dam and keep it anchored to the bedrock
  • £80 could provide 500 seedlings and a spray pump, to protect the tree nursery from decimation by insects
  • £120 could provide a community with a wheelbarrow and 10 bags of cement, to help them construct their sand dam
  • £160 could provide a full set of 25 metal shovels

For every pound you raise, 79p goes directly towards Excellent Development's charitable activities. Find out more in our annual report and accounts.

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