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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BANDANI Youth Development Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2004
Formally registered
No
Number of members
27
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Slums
Organization Structure
The group has a management committee and the leaders are selected by ballot voting. A total of 5 men and 5 women constitute the management committee. Members pay an initial membership fee of 100 shillings and a monthly fee of 50 shillings. Records kept include garbage collection and farming contributions.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, keep local area clean, improve waste picker living conditions, social and economic empowerment of waste pickers, income security, achieve efficient sustainable solid waste management in the city, awareness raising, invest in technology, formal registration of the organization,
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
44,4%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income, Training & advocacy

Services

Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Plastics
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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