Dancing on Water

In a part of the world where many communities are losing the fight against desertification, one community in South Eastern Kenya has found a unique way to reclaim their lands by harvesting and keeping the seasonal rains that do fall. Through terracing, planting trees, and building hundreds of small dams on the seasonal rivers that run through their community, they have actually been able to raise the water tables in their county during the worst droughts to hit this region of Africa in many years. In this video report, learn how the people of Canada, through the Mennonite Church and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank are partnering with the people of Kenya to bring water security to people in need. Since this project was filmed, ADRA has continued to support many other communities throughout this region by helping them build more sand dams and teaching new methods of reclaiming the desert.