‘Sand dams’ bank water for dry season in semi-arid Kenya

AlertNet: Barely a month after heavy rains pounded Kenya, many seasonal rivers in the country's semi-arid east are already drying up, and residents are preparing for the months-long dry season. But some, like Paul Masila and other members of the Woni Wa Mbee self-help group, are not worried about the looming dry spell. Instead, they are preparing to plant crops or are harvesting fields they planted before the rains. The group -- the name means "progressive vision' in Kamba, the local langage -- have......

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