Mwanzia: Born on the Way

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In the drylands of Kenya, women and children bear the burden of collecting water - often walking 6-12 hours a day. Sand Dams bring clean water within 30 minutes of people's homes - saving time and improving health.

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Jane Kinongo, a member of the Ithime Self Help Group in Kenya.
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In rural Kenya, women walk up to 12 hours a day to collect water for their families.

Kwa Mukonza SHG (3)

Sand Dams bring water within one hour of women's homes - saving time and energy and preserving health.

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Sometimes we would be forced to fetch water even when having labour pains. Sometimes someone would miscarry or have a still birth at home due to the long distance.

Jane Kinongo, a member of the Ithime Self-Help Group, Kenya.

Maybe due to carrying water on their backs, some of [the women] miscarried or gave birth on the way. Through the Sand Dam we have solved that problem.

Charles Mutua Kyeviti, Chairman of the Ithime Self-Help Group, Kenya.

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