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GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Dandora Youth Multipurpose Self-Help Group (DYMS)

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1999
Registered in
2011
Language
English
Number of members
90
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, Open, Street
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committee. Chairman, deputy chairman, secretary, assistant secretary and treasurer (5 men & 3 women). Records kept include minutes, income & expenditure and pictures.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, recycling, job creation, awareness raising
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
Uprising, Visions, Mwangaza, Day Dad
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
22,2%

Social networking sites

Facebook


Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
No

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Bones, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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