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Sand dams are the most cost-effective method of rainwater harvesting in drylands. They store up to 40 million litres of water.

Watch how sand dams can transform drylands and people's lives...

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Sand dams provide a sustainable source of clean water close to people's homes - saving women and children up to 11 hours a day from collecting water.

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The time saved from collecting water enables community self help groups to invest in farming.

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Increased food production enables communities to earn an income and create a sustainable future.

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And, by selling surplus crops at local markets, or exchanging food for school fees, families can now invest in their children's education.

Raincatchers: a film by Al Jazeera from their visit to our partners in Kenya, the Africa Sand Dam Foundation, where they documented how sand dams are transforming people's lives.

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Kew Gardens Rotary led the first of these projects inspired by the simplicity of the technology and its effectiveness in addressing survival in times of drought... Sand dam technology can bring safe water to 74% of the world’s poor people, and it is hard to find a more cost-effective way to enable such communities to have access to safe water and healthy food, improve their health and free time for children to be educated.

James Onions, Kew Gardens Rotary.

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