Sand Dams Worldwide supports communities in drylands around the world to transform their own lives with sand dams and climate-smart agriculture; in turn, empowering themselves to achieve lifelong access to water and food.

SDW are hosting an expedition to southeast Kenya in March 2024 for volunteers to support community members from a self-help group to build a sand dam.

Watch here to see how a sand dam can transform lives and land:

Sand dam projects help dryland communities to transform their land through water and soil conservation. Alongside climate-smart agriculture, dryland farmers are able to combat desertification, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, conserve biodiversity and enable green economic growth. Sand dams empower people, enabling them to restore degraded land, rebuild communities and regreen environments.

Please donate what you can today to help a dryland community of farmers and families transform their own lives with sand dams.

Here are some ways in which your donation could be spent:

  • £25 could provide a community with 4 bags of cement for their sand dam

  • £60 could provide a community with a roll of barbed wire, to reinforce and strengthen their sand dam during construction

  • £120 could provide a community with a wheelbarrow and 10 bags of cement, to help them construct their sand dam
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