Excellent Development

Excellent Development

Charity information

Excellent Development

Excellent supports subsistence farmers and their families to gain access to clean water and grow more food to eat, store and sell.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    We support communities to build sand dams which provide clean water and the potential to invest time in sustainable agriculture.

    Our Vision:
    To support millions of the world's poorest people by helping them to transform their own lives through water and soil conservation in drylands.

    Our Purpose:
    • To support farmers in developing countries to gain access to clean water and grow enough food to eat and sell;

    • To promote sand dam technology and environmental conservation;

    • To support organisations to implement sand dams alongside food and water programmes.

  • Aims

    Excellent Development aims to:

    • Promote community self-help as the critical factor in creating sustainable development
    • Engage with development organisations locally, nationally & internationally to influence & support wider adoption of sand dam technology, soil & water conservation & improved farming techniques
    • Enhance development education and awareness worldwide
    • Support farming communities in drylands worldwide to achieve water and food security through soil and water conservation and improved farming techniques
    • Promote sand dams and environmental conservation as a means to build resilience to climate change in drylands
  • Overview

    Established: June 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1094478

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 10

    Phone number: 020 3752 5780

    Address: Unit G13, The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Building food and water security in Kenya

    Women and children in rural southeast Kenya spend an average of 5 hours every day fetching... More
  • Transforming lives with water in rural Kenya

    People in the drylands of southeast Kenya spend on average six hours every day fetching wa... More
  • Helping dryland farmers to combat climate change

    Unreliable rainfall and drought are making it increasingly hard for people living and farm... More
  • One sand dam, endless possibilities: North Kenya

    Chronic water scarcity is causing drought, conflict and displacement for vulnerable elepha... More
  • Give a Dam - Transform a whole community

    A Sand Dam will bring water to within 30 minutes of people’s homes, where otherwise ther... More
  • Drought-Proof a community - Kakai Sand Dam

    A sand dam project will provide clean water and increased agricultural opportunities to a ... More
  • Creating Peace in Baringo County, Kenya

    Establishing peace between pastoral communities in Baringo, Kenya. By working together to ... More