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See Simon Maddrell at the roots of Excellent Development.

Simon Maddrell, Excellent's Executive Director, drinking water from the first Sand Dam he helped to build in 1985.

The first Sand Dam Simon helped to build in 1985.


Simon at the Sand Dam where he was the fundi (craftsman) in charge - and it's still standing!


"It was great seeing how much the valley had changed with more trees and agriculture as a result."

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I visited the first Sand Dam that I had ever built. I was delighted to see the pipe, despite showing the rusts of time, still flowing with clean water. The water tasted sweet.

Simon Maddrell, Excellent's Executive Director.

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