Excellent founder is finalist in UN Land for Life award

Excellent Development founder and former Executive Director, Simon Maddrell, has been shortlisted for the 2019 UN #Land4life award. Read more

“The last three years have been fruitful… there is a wave of change”

Our partners in southeast Kenya report on the progress Wonu Witu self-help group have made since the start of their sand dam project and climate-smart agriculture training. Read more

Sand dam projects keeping communities "young" and healthy

Meet two southeast Kenyan farmers to discuss the impact on the people and their land since their sand dam projects started in 2014. Read more

What a difference a year makes

Excellent's Communications Manager, Dwain Lucktung, revisits Heka Heka Syomwambya self-help group in southeast Kenya to see what impact their sand dam project has had on community members. Read more

Barclays Isle of Man build a sand dam

Excellent's Chairman, David Jordan OBE, reviews another successful sand dam expedition, this time with Barclays Isle of Man volunteers who helped to raise £40,000 for a new sand dam in southeast Kenya. Read more

"We feel we now have what was missing”

Through partnering with Africa Sand Dam Foundation and Excellent, Woni Witu self-help group's achievements include building four sand dams and three shallow wells, made possible through generous funding from the Isle of Man Government. Read more

"These are life-changing projects"

Katelembu Mazingira Initiative self-help group is made up of people from Kithatu village (in Makueni County, southeast Kenya), and they are the proud beneficiaries of our 1,000th sand dam (funded by the Isle of Man Government). Read more

David Jordan talks sand dams with Isle of Man TV

Isle of Man TV interview Excellent's Chairman to find out more about the funding by the Isle of Man Government of sand dams in Kenya, which will help thousands of people achieve lifelong access to safe water. Read more

Excellent meets Manx supporters at Tynwald Day Fair 2018

Highlights from the event, including all the wonderful Manx supporters we met. Read more

Isle of Man Government supports Excellent to provide thousands with water with sand dams

Excellent Development Isle of Man have received £85,609 from the Isle of Man Government – money that will go towards the construction of four new sand dams, providing water security for 5,087 people. Read more

Manx People Give a Kick Start for Over 70,000 Lives in Rural Kenya

A big thank you to the people of the Isle of Man for their generous support to farmers in the drylands of Kenya. Read more