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Manyatta Gonda Solid Waste Management Youth

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2008
Formally registered
No
Number of members
14
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The group has a management committee whose leaders are elected every two years. Members pay a membership fee.
Objectives
Job creation, contribute to cleaning the environment
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
KUAP provides gloves. USAID, Practical Action & Shutter Forum trains the members in Solid Waste Management.
Affiliations
Church organization, Government, Ngo
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
64,3%

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Benefits

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

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Charcoal, Metals, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Negative attitude towards waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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