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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Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Website: wastepickerscollective.org

Primary information

Year formed
1993
Language
English
Number of members
8428
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Itinerant buyers, Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Trade union
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Street
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
President, General Secretary, Joint Secretary, Vice President, Treasurer, Governing body.
Objectives
Recognition of waste pickers, fight against discrimination and poverty, improve waste picker living conditions, strengthen unity and cohension among waste pickers, awareness raising, promote the rights of waste pickers, mutual support and solidarity, improve livelihoods, work security, income security, social and economic empowerment of waste pickers, advocacy at national level
Education and training
Hygiene education, Mobilization, Risks & health, Waste management
Partnering organizations
Angamehanati Kashtakari Sangharsh Samiti (local), Stree Mukti Andolan Sampark samiti (local), JAA (state level), Action for the Rights of the Child, Campaign against Child Labour, citizens civic action groups and environmental groups.
Women composition
Mostly women. Majority women members of the board

Benefits

Member benefits
Child assistance programmes, Health care & insurance, Id cards, Job creation & source of income, Savings or credit scheme
Number of credit / saving members?
3520

Services

Sorting Spaces
Sorting center / sorting workshops
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting

Complementary Information

Information Source
WORD 12/05/2011, Asia 2013

Comments / Narrative

Has savings linked Cooperative with 3500 members. Each member saves R.50 per month and is entitled to loans and profit share. Runs Cooperative scrap stores, provides health care services, group insurance scheme, school enrolment of children. Diversification: micro enterprises – scrap shops, V collect, PET processing. Also maintain a dynamic database of 9000 waste pickers with details of family, work, socio economic background, education of children, savings, health status, credit, engagement with KKPKP programmes etc.