NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 – APA Life has completed the building of a new sand dam in Kitui County.
This is part of APA Social Responsibility Sand Dam Building projects which works to address severe water shortages in many regions of Kenya.
APA Apollo Foundation, since 2009, has contributed over Sh30 million in the construction of over 17 sand dams throughout Kenya.
Sand dams provide drinking water, as well as water for rural commercial activities such as small scale irrigation (row crops and tree crops), and a water supply for the surrounding villages and industrial activities like brick making.
Since less time is spent fetching water school attendance increases significantly and more time can be spent on other income generating activities.
The average cost of a sand dam that can last as long as 50 years, is about Sh2.3m.