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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Heko Youth Group

Mombasa, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1997
Language
English
Number of members
26
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committee. Chairman, vice chairman, secretary, vice secretary and treasurer (1 man and 6 woman). Records kept include receipts book, minute’s book, and member’s records.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, awareness raising, source of income, job creation, kitchen gardening
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
CDTF- Community Development Trust Fund has provided handcarts.
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
61,5%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Gloves

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Poor and/or non existent
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Metals, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Composting, New items made from collected materials, Training and capacity building, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

Comments / Narrative

Make briquettes from organic waste


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