GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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East and Youth Group

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1999
Language
English
Number of members
20
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
Management Committee. Chairman, secretary, treasurer, organising secretary and other members (4 men and 3 women). Records kept by the group include client’s records & cash book.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, awareness raising
Partnering organizations
Nairobi City Council
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
25,0%

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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?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Harassment from authorities, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Lack of unity between organizations, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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