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In 2012, the Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF) was one of the three winners of the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize.

The Africa Sand Dam Foundation, based in South East Kenya, works with local communities, organized in self -help groups to address their water and food needs. The communities build sand dams, which are the most cost effective method of capturing rainwater and can be built anywhere where there are seasonal rivers with sandy sediment. They invest at least 40%of the resources needed to complete the project. Once these dams are built, they can provide a year round source of water for both drinking and for irrigation purposes.

Prof. Ratemo Michieka,University of Nairobi, Ian Donald, Nestlé CEO, Equatorial Africa Region,Martin Mulongo, US AID Kenya and Ali Mohammed, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment during the cocktail ceremony in Nairobi to acknowledge the Sand Dam Foundation's as the winners of the 2012 CSV Prize.

Prof. Ratemo Michieka joins the team from Africa Sand Dam Foundation & Nestlé for a photo during the cocktail

Fundación Paraguaya de Cooperación y Desarrollo

The 2012 Nestlé CSV Prize was awarded to Fundación Paraguaya de Cooperación y Desarrollo, a non-profit organisation based in Paraguay, for their Agricultural Self-Sufficient School model. This model is based on schools that provide practical and business education to young people in rural areas, alongside traditional academic subjects. Business and practical skills are taught through school enterprises that make their own profit and earn enough money to cover facilities and teaching costs, thus, making the schools financially self-sufficient. These schools do not charge fees or rely on government funding. This model gives students a platform to develop the entrepreneurial and practical skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty.

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