Sunday, 6 October 2013


Take a look at this fantastic video of slides from our brilliant SWMP team in Kenya...

Truly 'inspiring'.... Well done guys.

SWMP Kenya video

Saturday, 5 October 2013


After a great slideshow and quizz last night the team set off this morning back to Nairobi. (Except Berengere whose gone onto further fun adventures in Mombasa).

The group have now arrived at Wildebeest Camp in Nairobi and those taking flights tonight have headed off to the airport. Tomorrow the remaining team members will also catch their flights home.

We hope you have enjoyed these blog updates. The team have worked immeasurably hard and it has been a huge success for both the local communities, SWMP and our local partners ASDF and ED.
Thank you to everyone involved in SWMP Kenya 2013. 

Saying goodbye to the ASDF compound

Jess's bus finds an entertaining way to pass the journey!

Friday, 4 October 2013


Two weeks, 500 bags of cement, hundreds of barrels of sand, thousands of litres of water, small stones, medium stones, large stones and even larger stones, and buckets loads of blood sweat and tears later.... And we are finished! (No blood or tears really but lots of sweat)

Absolutely smashing last day on site ad although we have not completely finished we have reduced the communities work from 3 months to 10 days and everyone is in great spirits! We had a delicious celebratory lunch after a morning finishing off as much as we could and were given beautiful gifts by the community.

Although the aches and pains were felt by all, the team still mustered up enough energy for a re match with the local primary school which... Drum roll please.... We lost. Again. This time 5-1 but still was a fantastic way to end a great trip with the whole Soweto community there to watch, cheer and wave us off.

Back at the compound now having a well deserved feast before our quiz night and slideshow of all the best trip pictures!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Dam photos

Last push..and some afternoon tea

Another good days work with all hands on deck. The team also had extra help from a village nearby which was amazing and the dam is looking great - no-one can't believe how far it's come (or how large it has turned out to be!). 

The group had a lovely cup of tea and cake with the church ushers family after work. Sitting in their garden in a big circle enjoying some traditional Kenyan warm hospitality before returning to the accommodation and a 'treat' dinner; chips, chicken, kale and rice.

The group are so close to finishing the dam but still have a few more cement bags to be mixed. They plan to leave for work early tomorrow morning and then work until lunch when they will have a celebration ceremony and another game of football with the local school.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Almost there..

It is almost coming to the end of the team's journey and everyone is still working extremely hard to get the dam finished in time for Friday.The progress and efforts have been incredible despite the sun, aches and pains and endless amount of cement! 

The dam actually looks like a dam now which is very reassuring, just one more full day before the celebrations on Friday, and so everyone is having an early night tonight in preparation.