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WASTE PICKERS
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Artisan Women Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2007
Number of members
12
Type of members
Members are multi sector
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organization Structure
There is a management committee whose leaders are elected every two years. The management committee comprises 5 women. When the group first came together, they were 19 in total, 2 men and 17 women. New members make an application to join the group. The men came out of the group because they did not follow the group’s rules. Membership fee is Ksh. 500. The group is funded by loan interest, savings and grants from proposal writing. They engage the Municipality in their activities. They also engage buyers whom they sell to.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, improve quality of life, improve livelihoods, keep local area clean, income security
Partnering organizations
Bamato, Mvungano wa wanavijiji, Umande Trust
Affiliations
Ngo
Women composition
100,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Savings or credit scheme

Services

Types of materials
Metals, Plastics
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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