Sand Origin

Msambweni subcounty of Kwale county

Random Sand Fact

Ever wondered how to find water in an arid place when the river has run dry?

People native to arid and semiarid areas, people have long understood where the hidden treasure of water hides.  Under sand! Upstream of rock bars in seasonal rivers, beneath deep layers of sand, water patiently awaits its discovery.

In Kenya, hundreds of man-made sand dams replicate and enhance this natural rainwater harvesting process. Sand dams offer fresh water, particularly benefiting women and children by saving time and energy. They benefit farming, strengthen communities, and improve health through water filtration. Nature’s wisdom inspires clever minds to unleash the power of sand to transform lives.

Sand – recurring as a key player!

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