Sand dams last 50+ years, so they provide an invaluable resource to the community. Not only do they provide a source of clean water, but they also provide food security and the generation of income. Most importantly, the health of the people in the community is dependent on clean water, and sand dams provide it.
Not to mention, the project also encourages local leadership, community engagement, agricultural assistance, hygiene and sanitation training, and monitoring and resolution.
The sand dam was constructed on a riverbed, which allows for the build up of sand — raising the water table and natrually filtering water.
Finally, the Thona sand dam brings water closer to homes, so that community members — including children — don't have to travel extensive distances just to get clean drinking water. Not only that, but the clean water will help with agriculture, which will further help the community thrive.
“This new water project is like a dream come true. It will bring water close to my family and me. Having easy access to clean water all the time will be good for us as it will lead to improved living standards and improved levels of hygiene and sanitation, especially at times like now during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Wanza Ndemmbei.
Why did we choose to work with The Water Project? Simple. Access to clean water helps to improve education, hunger, health, and poverty in communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The statistics are disheartening, as millions of people suffer from lack of access to clean water — burdening them with sickness and poverty.
The Water Project is an amazing organization that helps raise money to help these communities have access to clean water to help improve those communities as a whole.
Not only does clean water improve health, but it also improves agriculture, hygiene, and countless other areas of life.
The Water Project helps communities in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and other locations in the sub-Sahara. The best part is, anyone can donate at any time!
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