Richard Gibson a dairy farmer from Nether Woodburn Farm, East Anstey in Devon was selected by the BBC for a documentary titled 'Toughest Place to be a farmer'. Having been selected in August he was sent to Heathrow airport in September and only told then that he was going to Northern Kenya. The whole experience involved living with the Samburu tribe in one of the villages with a host family. Their farming revolves around herding cattle and goats in a very arid region (there had been no rain for a year) and finding water and grazing to ultimately keep their animals and themselves alive. These are a resilient and resourceful people and by raising money through 'AID FOR SAMBURU' for the provision of sustainable water this would significantly enhance their lives and be extremely important if drought conditions continue to prevail. We are now seriously considering the option of implementing a reservoir. This would serve a much larger population of people / animals and even elephants and be totally sustainable. The Samburu Trust have extensive experience of building these and succesfully have them in place. They are the obvious choice to partner with but we have to organise machinery / contractors to the area which we are working on.

FRIDAY JULY 11th 2014 FERRET RACE NIGHT AT KNOWSTONE VILLAGE HALL FROM 7:00PM (POSTCODE EX36 4RY) Adults £2, Family Ticket £5 Bar and light refreshments For further details contact Wendy on 01398 341159 or Heather 01398 341348

THE RESERVOIR PLAN The type of reservoir we plan to build is one that the Samburu Trust have already been successfully built. One reservoir will serve a community of 2000 people, 5000 cattle and elephants and wildlife. This project is life changing for Mpagas and the surrounding area and will hold around 30 million litres […]

FUND RAISING TO 3O TH NOVEMBER 2013 WE HAVE RAISED   £33,219.96 THIS INCLUDES 2 PLEDGES The Samburu Trust hope to carry out a reccee in Mpagas soon and the Kenyan Rainwater Association are keen to take this job on.They have sent us a guideline quote of around £43k. Moving machinery, remoteness and security always […]

Fund Raising to 31st July 2013 Fund raising is going really well and to date we have raised a total of £21,572.36 Events so far have included a vintage car rally, clay pigeon shooting, cake selling aswell as our own quiz, Barn Dance, Cattle Sale and agricultural donations from other farmers. Richard is now giving […]

Aid for Samburu featured in the Media Toughest Place to be a farmer was screened on 17th March 2013 on BBC2. The programme on Richards adventure in a remote area of Kenya led to the Charity “Aid for Samburu”. Click on to media features to watch the programme on You Tube and visit the BBC2 […]

Richard meets Lemergichen who hosted his stay in Samburu.

Richard with the Samburu men before rounding up the cattle to move on

The Aid for Samburu Web Site has been launched