Posted by International Alliance of Waste Pickers
Written by RENAREC
Region Latin America
January 21, 2015
Translated by Deia de Brito
On November 13-14, 2014, in Cuenca, Ecuador, the organized waste pickers (recicladores) of Ecuador gathered together. The assembly consisted of training workshops about leadership and self-esteem; a visit from Alejandro Paredes of Tetra Pak; determining the network’s leaders and updates about president Laura Guanoluisa’s participation in the World Meeting of Popular Movements and her experience with the Pope. Also discussed were advances in political and organizational themes. Members of three regions were present. We are grateful for the support from Yolanda Bueno’s organization and the Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural (National Institute of Cultural Heritage) for the space we were able to use for two days of intense work. We will continue to advance together!!! We clean the face of the world with our hands. See a gallery of photos from the assembly.