GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Dandora 5 Welfare Association

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2008
Language
English
Number of members
22
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The group has a committee chairman, secretary, treasurer (3 men and 1 woman). Records kept are minutes and receipts.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, recycling, job creation
Partnering organizations
None
Funding
Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
No
Women composition
27,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Poor and/or non existent
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
New items made from collected materials, Selling materials, Waste collection
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

Comments / Narrative

Make briquettes to sell to the local community


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