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#Spotlight – Africa Sand Dam Foundation – Helping Communities in Rural Kenya Build Sand Dams
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#Spotlight – Africa Sand Dam Foundation – Helping Communities in Rural Kenya Build Sand Dams

For the last five years, ASDF has worked with 93 marginalised self help groups in rural Kenya to enable them access to clean drinking water. ASDF looks for suitable sites to construct sand dams and provides the community with hardware materials and technical support.  The communities in turn provide local materials like sand, stones, water and man-power. As a result, they gain ownership to the sand dams through our development approach of enabling them to become water secure. Rain water is trapped where it falls when it rains.

The sand filters the water clean and protects it from parasite carriers such as mosquitoes and snails, reducing the incidence of two of Africa’s greatest killers of children under five: Malaria and Diarrhoea. Water can be abstracted from scoop holes, pipe infiltration galleries or through a protected shallow well with a hand pump.

Read more about ASDF's work in Kenya.

Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 08.09.2017

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