Esther-Anna Samuel

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Fundraising for Sand Dams Worldwide
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Event: Paris Marathon 2022, on 3 April 2022
Participants: David-Lee Samuel; Dale Mendez
Sand Dams Worldwide

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RCN 1094478
We support rural communities in drylands to build sand dams, giving lifelong water.


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I never thought I would say this, but I am running my second marathon at the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris on the 3rd April 2022. 

This time I wanted to run for a charity making an impact in the environment and have chosen to run for a charity called Sand Dams Worldwide (previously Excellent Development) which helps support rurual, dryland communities by building sand dams - the most cost-effective way to ensure that rainwater does not escape the drylands. 

Initially I thought - how effective can a Sand Dam be? - as it turns out, very! To save you the research I've listed some of the key benefits here:

- Stops season rainstorm from washing away vital topsoil, quickly drying the land further.

- Dam stops the water and over a few days becomes sand which stops the water from evaporating and naturally filters it into clean water

- Through collecting the water, the community does not need to walk miles for clean water as pipes built into the dam convert this into drinking water.

- Less time collecting water means that the community has more time to farm the land and more water means they can grow more trees helping the environment to flourish

- Socio-economic benefits for local community due to less time collecting clean water (e.g. children can spend more time in school, women can spend more time growing food and crops etc).

Please also visit the below Youtube link for a visual to see how beneficial the creation of a Dam can be:

Sand Dams: Transforming Lives in Drylands - YouTube

I hope I've convinced you all to give a dam and welcome any donations!

About the charity

Sand Dams Worldwide

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RCN 1094478
Sand Dams Worldwide supports people living in drylands to build sand dams, and grow enough food to feed and support their families. Sand dams empower communities, putting the future firmly in their own hands. They provide a lifelong supply of clean water, transforming thousands of lives.

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