Changing attitudes to women with sand dams

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Teresia Mwini Joan says that the implementation of agriculture training has clearly impacted the lives of those in her community, not least in the area of gender equality.
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Ngao ya Kiome self-help group’s third sand dam in mid-construction. Sand dams are the most cost-effective method of rainwater harvesting in drylands. They store up to 40 million litres of water.

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When the training came it was an empowerment. It showed us that we can also do what our husbands do.

Teresia Mwini Joan, Ngao ya Kiome self-help group member and community health worker.

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