Have your donations doubled - The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

Between November 30th and December 7th we are taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge, aiming to raise £100,000 for four sand dams in southeast Kenya; 2 for communities in Ukambani to provide farmers with a lifelong supply of clean water, and 2 in Tsavo National Park to improve access to water for the range of wildlife in the park. Read more

£108,285 raised in Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019!

Thanks to all who donated to our annual match-funding campaign! Read more

Sand dams and the potential to help African nations tackle climate change

As many parts of Africa continue to suffer from the ever-increasing effects of climate change, we consider how our work is helping prepare communities to minimise the impact of this on their livelihoods. Read more

Scaling up sand dam impact for pastoralists and wildlife in northern Kenya

In January 2015, Excellent Development built the first sand dam in Lekurruki Conservancy. This was the start of a 4-year programme piloting sand dams in a new area and context. Our Head of Programmes, Christine Whinney, reflects on the achievements and lessons learned during this period. Read more

Looking ahead to a new project in Tanzania

As Excellent looks to enable sand dam technology in new countries, we share how we have been taking steps to do so with a new partner in Tanzania. Read more

Excellent are winners at the Charity Times Awards 2019!

We are delighted to announce that Excellent Development are winners in the category of 'Charity of the Year with an income of £1 million - £10 million' at the 2019 Charity Times Awards! Read more