Mukuru Brotherhood official outside the pig project structure. Photo credit: Elaine Jones.
As part of the organizational efforts of the Kenyan Alliance of Waste Pickers, a waste pickers’ organization from Dandora, Kenya, has started a project raising pigs. Elaine Jones, Global Trade Programme Director at WIEGO, visited the group last January, together with a few students from MIT and Harvard. Their visit has helped to boost waste pickers’ determination to continue organizing in order to improve their working conditions and incomes.
Officials of the Mukuru Brotherhood outside of their pig project structure. Photo credit: Elaine Jones.
Raising Pigs in Kenya – The Mukuru Brotherhood. Photo credit: Elaine Jones.
Elaine Jones touring the pig and poultry projects at Dandora. Photo credit: Evalyne Wanyama.
An informal meeting with Waste pickers at Dandora. Photo credit: Evalyne Wanyama.
Dandora Waste pickers’ Secretary Julius Gitua shares a point with Elaine. Photo credit: Evalyne Wanyama.
Evalyne Wanyama and Elaine Jones at Dandora dumpsite. Credit: Evalyne Wanyama.
Glass bottles being packed for delivery to the glass industry. Photo credit: Elaine Jones.