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Excellent Development

Sarah Parker, a volunteer for the charity Excellent Development, makes the Radio 4 Appeal on their behalf.

Sarah Parker, a volunteer for the charity Excellent Development, makes the Radio 4 Appeal on their behalf.

To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That’s the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope ‘Excellent Development’.
- Cheques should be made payable to ‘Excellent Development’.

Registered Charity Number: 1094478

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Thu 28 Feb 2019 15:27

About Excellent Development

We support some of the world’s poorest people by helping them to transform their own lives through building sand dams, which provide clean water for life and the opportunity to develop livelihoods. Sand dams free communities, putting their future in their own hands.

Meet Josephine

Meet Josephine

Josephine is a 60 year old farmer in southeast Kenya whose nearest water source used to be a contaminated river which could take her 5 hours to walk to every day.

Supporting communities to build sand dams

Supporting communities to build sand dams

Josephine’s community worked side by side with Excellent Development volunteers last summer to build their first sand dam.

Lifelong water from sand

Lifelong water from sand

Josephine’s completed sand dam is now capturing up to 40 million litres of water every rainy season for her and her community to use. The water is stored safe from disease and evaporation within sand, and easily extractable via pipework connected to hand-pumps and taps.

Meet Sarah

Meet Sarah

Our presenter, Sarah Parker, is a passionate Excellent Development supporter and volunteer who travelled to southeast Kenya last summer to help Josephine and her community build their first sand dam.

Supporting women and children

Supporting women and children

Excellent Development’s sand dam projects enable communities to have a clean, lifelong water source close to their homes, giving them more time for education, work or farming.

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