International/ Sand Dams Report July 2014

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Edited version of 1010 Magazine report;

As many members know, following District 1010 building our own first Dam almost two years ago, we have now committed to the Multi District Sand Dams Group with D1010 Club Donations being matched both by Rotary Foundation District Designated Funds and Global Grant.

John Glascodine reports:

In addition, UK Government funds are levered in to provide not only more Dams, but also a 3 year programme  to provide materials and expertise to establish agriculture and enable the Subsistence Farming Communities to best utilise the benefits of a year round clean water supply.

5 Dams have been built by contributions from other Districts in the Multi District Group. The 16 Dams referred to below include contributions from District 1010.

The long dry season has  started in Kenya so sand dam projects backed by Rotary are now moving forward.  Funding was recently agreed for 6 sand dams and plans are close to completion for a further 10 dams in dry-land rural Kenya. 

Districts involved in the next series of projects include: 1010, 1050, 1060, 1080, 1100, 1110, 1140, 1160, 1170, 1190, 1220, 1240, 1250 and 1260.  Rotary Foundation has now agreed a new Global Grant of