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.

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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UKAID is providing funding over 3 years for 20 communities to improve food security through increased access to water (via 62 sand dams) and food production in Makueni County, Kenya. 



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