In September 2019, Excellent Development and volunteers from Jersey, as part of the Jersey Overseas Aid Community Works Project 2019, teamed up to support community members from Kyekuyu self-help group in southeast Kenya to build a sand dam. The sand dam will go on to provide the community with a local, lifelong supply of clean water.

Hear below their thoughts and highlights, along with community members from the Kyekuyu self-help group, and Excellent staff.

Gabrielle Linstead, expedition volunteer

Jamie Paul, expedition volunteer

Louisa Macdonald, sand dam expedition leader

Peter Le Seelleur, expedition volunteer

Eunice Musyoki, community member

Julie Robinson, expedition volunteer

Cornelius Kato, Africa Sand Dam Foundation Field Manager


If you'd like to find out more or join a sand dam expedition, contact exped[email protected] 


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