GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Aakar

Mumbai, India

Primary information

Year formed
1997
Registered in
1997
Language
Hindi, Marathi
Number of groups
78
Number of members
1098
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Non governmental organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Slums, Street
Organization Structure
President, Secretary, Treasurer 4 Members, Executive Committee & Staff
Objectives
Recognition of Waste pickers, contribute to cleaning the environment.
Women composition

Benefits

Member benefits
Child assistance programmes, Id cards, Legal assistance, Occupational health & safety
Number of credit / saving members?
1030

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Activities
Waste collection, Waste sorting
Sorting Spaces
Sorting center
Challenges to access waste
Harassment from authorities

Complementary Information

Information Source
WORD 18/08/2011, ASIA 2013. Alliance of Indian Wastepickers - Kabir Arora/Malleswari Baddela

Comments / Narrative

Working for marginalized communities in urban areas, particularly communities working in the areas of cleanliness particularly dealing with Solid Waste Management – waste pickers are the special target groups identified for intervention.



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