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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Africa Community Group

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2000
Language
English
Number of members
20
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Cooperative
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Dumpsite
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committee, chairman and secretary. Records kept are income and expenditure and bank slips.
Objectives
Improve livelihoods, contribute to cleaning the environment
Partnering organizations
Municipality
Funding
Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
40,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
First aid kits, Gloves, Safety boots

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Harassment from authorities, Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Lack of unity between organizations

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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