Dabane Trust works with rural disadvantaged communites to develop reliable and sustainable water supply schemes. Particular success has been achieved drawing water from 'dry' sand rivers, a process known as sand-abstraction. Simple but effective low level, family friendly technology is used. The installation package includes gender sensitive community capacity building, skills sharing in service operation and maintenance, budgeting, costing and marketing. Other community based activites comprise food security initiatives which include dam construction, gardening, support for artisan workshops and participation in environmental conservation and dry-land farming.