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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Tematema Women Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2001
Language
English
Number of members
20
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Itinerant buyers, Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Fixed
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Executive Committee comprising 7 members. Records kept are receipt books, bank statements and annual reports.
Objectives
Social and economic empowernment of waste pickers, contribute to cleaning the environment, recycling
Partnering organizations
BAMATO, SECODE, KIWAMA
Funding
Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
90,0%

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Benefits

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

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Clothing, Other, Plastics
Activities
Buying materials, New items made from collected materials, Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Price fluctuations of waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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