In the lowland areas of West Pokot, there are numerous seasonal rivers that have abundant water flowing during the rainy season. However due to the very sandy nature of these rivers, the rain water is most often lost quickly as flash floods. This is because the rivers do not have the capacity to hold the water for longer periods. Thus Jitokeze engages in construction of sanddams which harvests sand in these rivers and this sand consequently act like a sponge that harvests the water that would have otherwise been lost as flashfloods, hence making water available in these rivers for longer than the period of the rains, thus improving the community’s access to water for use in both domestic and agricultural activities.