Who we are
Community involvement and self help groups are essential ingredients in our work.
We support community self help groups to conserve soil and water hence improving our environment.
Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF) is a registered Kenyan NGO, founded in 2010. Our principle mandate is to implement water,food and income security projects that empower marginalized rural communities to transform arid and semi-arid lands of Sub-Saharan Africa.
ASDF supports self help groups (SHGs) to harvest and conserve water through construction of sand dams, rock catchments and water tanks in schools. We promote climate smart agriculture through soil conservation, farm input support (tools and drought tolerant crops). We provide knowledge and information support through Participatory Learning and Action (PLA), Water and Sanitation, Hygiene advocacy through training and water testing.
We cover three counties namely Makueni, Machakos and Kitui. We also support the replication of our sand dam technology with partners who work beyond the Kenyan boundaries. So far in Kenya we have supported several organizations to construct sand dams in their respective working locations. These include: International Mercy Corps in Samburu county, Africa Harvest in Kitui and Makueni counties, ADS in Makueni and Kitui counties, Lekurruki in Laikipia county and the Light of Maasai in Rombo ( Maasai land), SOS Sahel Sudan And Northern Rangelands Trust.
In addition, we have supported 12 organizations from African countries which include Zimbabwe, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Chad, Mali, Swaziland, Mozambique among others who are currently implementing our Sand dam technology.
We believe that a real need comes from the people themselves, therefore we listen to the people to help them achieve their own development, not the other way around.
Mr. Cornelius Kyalo, Executive Director - ASDF.