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‘Giving life to dying land’: Solar water pumps quench thirsty Kenyan farms

‘Giving life to dying land’: Solar water pumps quench thirsty Kenyan farms

KAGONDU NJAGI EVEN at 80 years old, Raphael Mauyu, a dairy farmer from southeast Kenya, has no plans to retire. But not long ago, he worried that his advancing age would soon make it impossible to carry on his labour-intensive job. Mauyu's six dairy cows require a regular supply of water and getting it to the farm at his home in the village of Mwithini every day was exhausting, time-consuming and potentially dangerous, he said. The nearest river only flows during the two rainy seasons of the year, so the community has built sand dams - barriers across the river…
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