Full Title: The Impact of Sand Dams on Community Development in Semi-Arid Agricultural Areas in Kenya
This scholarly article is written by Wayne S. Teel based on practical interaction with the stakeholders involved in realizing the the sand dam concept.
“South and east of Nairobi lays a land of steep hills divided by complex valleys filled with the farms of the Kamba people. As you travel from the town of Machakos, a major commercial and government center, toward Makueni the landscape alternates between dry lowlands and steep green hills rising as much as 600 meters above the valley floors. In one of these semi-arid valleys the Mkuta Mwea Community Group of has embarked on a major project of transformation.”