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Dabane Trust

About Our Work

women mend pump
women mend a pump they use to draw water from a 'dry' river bed

Dabane Trust works with rural communities to develop simple and appropriate water abstraction systems.

Drawing water from seemingly hidden sources in arid environments, communities have access to year-round water supplies.

We support simple, low cost, sustainable food production systems in these communities by improving land and water management.

annual report
download our 2008/9 annual report (1,759kB)

Capacity building, local ownership and maintenance by beneficiaries has ensured the long-term sustainability of this work in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe.

Improvements to technical solutions must work with deep local knowledge and experience so that local communities develop appropriate solutions to local needs.