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

Kenya's farmers have built sand dams to hold onto scarce river water. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Kagondu Njagi

Kagondu Njagi

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Kaloki Mutwota pumps harvested water from a pond using a solar pump, in Makueni County, Kenya, August 2, 2021.
Kaloki Mutwota pumps harvested water from a pond using a solar pump, in Makueni County, Kenya, August 2, 2021. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Kagondu Njagi
Land Cover Map of Kenya, from the European Space Agency
Much of Kenya is covered in land. Image: European Space Agency
Benedict Manyi pumps water into a wheelbarrow using a solar pump, Makueni County, Kenya August 3, 2021.
Benedict Manyi pumps water into a wheelbarrow using a solar pump, Makueni County, Kenya August 3, 2021. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Kagondu Njagi

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Kaloki Mutwota nurses his fruit trees at his farm, where he pumps harvested water from a pond using a solar pump
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