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 September 2022 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.

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