GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Manya Sanitation Self-Help group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2007
Number of members
12
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The group has a management committee whose leaders are elected annually via a secret ballot. The management committee is constituted of 2 men and 1 woman. Members pay a membership fee and they fund their activities through member’s contributions, monthly subscription and through donor funds. Kind of records kept by the group include organization assets, sales, debtors and creditors files.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, improve livelihoods, job creation, independence
Partnering organizations
Municipal Council
Affiliations
Government
Funding
Donor funded, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
58,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income, Savings or credit scheme
Safety & Technology
Yes

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Household items, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Composting, Recycling, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of unity between organizations, Negative attitude towards waste, Price fluctuations of waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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