GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Alliance Self-Help Group

Mombasa, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2004
Number of members
17
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committee consisting of a chairman, secretary, vice secretary, treasurer and committee members. Records kept include minute’s book, financial and member’s records.
Objectives
Improve livelihoods, source of income, contribute to cleaning the environment
Partnering organizations
CDTF – Community Development Trust Fund has provided two handcarts.
Funding
Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
47,1%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income, Savings or credit scheme

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Glass, Metals, Plastics
Activities
Composting, New items made from collected materials, Selling materials, Tree planting, Waste collection
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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