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Make a regular donation and Create lasting change with sand dams

Regular donations provide tools, materials and ongoing guidance and support. They enable self-help groups to build a series of sand dams and boost their farming, bringing an abundance of food and water to their families, transforming lives for generations to come. Read more

525,000 children die each year from drinking dirty water - change lives one sand dam at a time

Supporting people in drylands to build sand dams, which provide a local supply of water, means that less children die each year from curable diarrhoea and women no longer have to bare this burden. Can you help by making a donation that will stop the suffering of communities living in drylands? Read more

Northern Rangelands sand dam appeal

Pastoralist communities in the Northern Rangelands, Kenya, need long-term solutions - before they reach breaking point. Please help us enable local people to extend the network of sand dams in the Northern Rangelands, so that more of them are able to withstand the ongoing drought. Read more

Water for life, for £10 a month

It can cost as little as £10 per person to provide clean water for life with a sand dam. Please help us support more people in drylands to build sand dams, and grow more food on their farms, transforming lives for generations to come. Read more

Empower women with sand dams

For millions of women in the world’s rural drylands, life is dominated by the burden of collecting water. Can you free them of this burden with a donation? Read more

Creating sustainable futures – leaving no one behind

Support communities like the Ilengeni self-help group in Kenya (pictured) to build sand dams and transform their own lives with lifelong access to water that will ensure no one is left behind. Read more

Jersey Overseas Aid – Kenya 2019 Expedition

Excellent Development supports communities in drylands around the world to transform their own lives with sand dams and climate-smart agriculture; empowering them to achieve lifelong access to water and food. Please donate what you can today to help the Kyekuyu self-help group in southeast Kenya and their community (whose sand dam is being built with the support of Jersey Overseas Aid), as well as other dryland farmers to transform their own lives through climate-smart agriculture. Read more