Sand Dam for Burmese Orphanage

The picture shows a larger project than ours and illustrates the scope of sand dams that can be used for quite big communities.

Our Rotary Club funded the construction of a sand dam for a Burmese ophanage.   We learned that the children were being taken ill because the water was  contaminated and the dam was a simple but effective solution.  Water pollution is a major problem in poor communities and lack of it in the dry season leads to famine which results in crop failure, malnutrition and disease.   A sand dam can change people's lives by acting as a reservoir in dry periods and a good supply of clean water.

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