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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Chaani Street Workers Youth Groups

Mombasa, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2006
Language
English
Number of members
26
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Managment Committee (9 in total) inclusive of a chairman, secretary, treasurer, vice chairman, vice secretary and assistant organizer. Records kept include tree seedlings records, minute’s book, buying and selling records, attendance records, cash in and out and activities records.
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
Destiny Africa, CDTF
Funding
Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
0,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
No

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Poor and/or non existent
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Glass, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
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 unity between organizations, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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