GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Clean Up Kisumu Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1992
Number of members
14
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Slums
Organization Structure
The group has a management committee. New members join voluntarily but they pay a membership fee. Records kept by the group include registration records, financial and proposals records.
Objectives
Keep local area clean, improve waste picker living conditions, invest in technology, achieve efficient sustainable solid waste management in the city
Partnering organizations
Municipality, CIPAC, Kenya Nile Discourse Forum, BAMATO, Ministry of Youth Affairs
Affiliations
Civil society organization, Government, Ngo, Waste picker organization
Internal elections
Every 3 years
Women composition
42,9%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Gloves

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
Sensitization of locals, Tree planting, Waste collection
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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