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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BAMATO Environmental & Sanitation Project

Kisumu , Kenya

Website: bamato.mocality.co.ke/

Primary information

Year formed
1998
Number of members
25
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Regional
Organization Structure
Bamato has a management committee inclusive of a chairman, secretary and treasurer.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, job creation, keep local area clean, improve quality of life, recycling, capacity building, social protection, skills upgrading, awareness raising, social equity, encourage sustainable practices, information sharing, fight against discrimination and poverty, improve water and sanitation facilities, strengthen unity and cohesion among waste pickers, eradicate gender disparity, against privatization, independence, to become a resource and research centre for Solid Waste Management
Education and training
Risks & health, Waste management
Partnering organizations
Shelter Forum, Municipality, KOEE/SECODE, NEMA, SANA International, C-MEDA, WIFIK, KUAP, Practical Action, Friends of Lake Victoria, KBC
Affiliations
Government, Media, Ngo
Funding
Membership fees, Partners, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
64,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
First aid kits, Gloves, Masks

Services

Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Training and capacity building
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Negative attitude towards waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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