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In 2003 a sand dam was built at Ndongoni, in the diocese of Embu, costing £12,460. The village was served by a tiny stream which disappeared in the dry seasons and was contaminated by animal urine in the wet seasons, rendering it either useless or dangerous. A 3m high sand dam on the stream allowed water to be soaked up in the rainy season, and protected against evaporation and contamination. The sand also acts as a filter and ensures that water is cool and fresh.

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