Water is life-giving, and in more ways than are sometimes apparent. Manteya Mamayio, a 13-year-old primary school student in Kenya, used to walk seven hours each day, after morning chores, to fill a 20-litre container with water. Since the completion of a sand dam, sponsored by MCC and the Maasai Integrated Developments Initiative, she can now make the round-trip in three hours, allowing her to spend more time in school.
Read about how MCC water projects are nourishing land and enhancing livelihoods in India, and learn more about MCC’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of access to water, sanitation and hygiene in the Winter 2019 edition of Intersections.
Pictured on the tab: Francis Kimpei at the dedication of a sand dam near a Maasai community at Ngong Hills, Kenya. MCC Photo/Julia Buckingham