Sand Dam WaSH Project 18191

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Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

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This project is in the early stages of site selection and initial construction preparation.

During this phase, teams are working to ensure that the community is mobilized and ready for the work to commence. They may be working with them to gather supplies, prepare the site or organize a local water committee to oversee the project in the long term.

We will post specific details about the project, including locations, as they are made available by our partners.

Estimated Project Completion Date:
  12/15/2018  (Explain This?)

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Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Project Type: Sand Dam
Project type subject to change prior to completion based on community needs and geographical and hydro-geological limitations.

The Water Project’s WaSH Program in Southeastern Kenya is focused in Makueni, Machakos and Kitui Counties.

Approximately 60% of people across these counties lack access to safe and reliable water.

This program works with farming communities and schools impacted by regional drought and climate change to implement sand dams, dug wells with hand pumps, rainwater catchment projects and hand-washing stations.  Ongoing work with farmers includes climate-smart agricultural training, seed and tree distribution.

This work results in regional water and food security in areas that were once stunted by drought.

  • Hygiene and Sanitation Training targets overall health, teaching the community about the importance of handwashing and latrine use.
  • Ongoing mobile monitoring breaks the cycle of broken water systems and helps gauge the impact of every project.  Thanks to our monthly donors, we are able to monitor and repair water projects to ensure water continues to flow.

Country Details


Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF) supports self-help groups to harvest and conserve water through construction of sand dams & shallow wells, rock catchments and school roof catchments.