In Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, months without rain limit the availability of water for agriculture, livestock and domestic use. During these dry months, women need to travel far for their water supply, crops have low yields and the environment degrades. Yet, solutions as the 3R approach of retaining, recharging and re-using water can make a big impact.
These simple solutions come in many forms: rainwater harvesting ponds catch and store rainwater, sand dams retain water in the banks of seasonal rivers and 3R techniques increase the level of water in the soil. Together with local people, RAIN has successfully implemented these techniques in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, where people can now enjoy the benefits of their work:
– increased and more diverse food production
– reduced erosion
– protected ecosystems
– better hygiene
– local empowerment
This publication shows a selection of experiences and knowledge from Rainwater Harvesting Champions in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. Determined to become a Rainwater Harvesting Champion too? Contact RAIN.