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Sand dams are helping to create opportunity and hope for rural communities in Kenya.
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By replenishing groundwater reservoirs, sand dams enable vegetation to flourish and create the potential for people to plant crops and trees.

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In Kenya, women and girls spend an average of six hours each day collecting water.

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Sand dams provide a sustainable source of clean water within short distances of people’s homes.

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The time saved, together with the water available, enables people to grow more food.

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Walking 25Km with a 20L jerry-can is quite hectic. It took us around 8 hours if we had a donkey. With the sand dam it will take 10 minutes so we will be saving quite some time.

Rebecca, Vimya wa Kyanguasi self help group, Kenya.


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