GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Soweto Youth Group

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2000
Language
English
Number of members
70
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 (Board: Chairman, secretary and treasurer) and a sub-committee.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, capacity building
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
Nairobi Municipal Council, UN-Habitat, Maji na Ufanisi, PACK-Somalia, World bicycle
Funding
Donor funded, Partners, Self funded
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
24,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Dust coats, Gloves, Masks, Safety boots

Services

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

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

Comments / Narrative

The group also has a construction team which designs, welds and constructs bicycles


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