Sand Dams Worldwide 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:

  • £25 could provide a dryland farmer with drought-tolerant seeds, to grow a reliable source of fresh food for their children
  • £30 could provide a community with 4 bags of cement for their sand dam
  • £30 could supply a community with a wheelbarrow, used to move heavy materials on the dam site
  • £50 could provide a community with a roll of barbed wire, to reinforce and strengthen their sand dam during construction
  • £85 could provide 500 seedlings and a spray pump, to protect the tree nursery from decimation by insects
  • £100 could provide a community with a wheelbarrow and 10 bags of cement, to help them construct their sand dam
  • £110 could provide a set of 25 metal shovels needed to mix cement.

For every pound you raise, 82p goes directly towards Sand Dam Worldwide's charitable activities. Find out more in our annual report and accounts.

How to donate

You can make a single or regular donation here:

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