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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Ephantus Githinji

Nakuru, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2004
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Sole trader and/or business
Organizational Reach
Local
Membership
No
Objectives
Job creation, income security, contribute to cleaning the environment, invest in technology, secure funding to grow the business
Funding
Loans, Self funded
Internal elections
No
Women composition

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Benefits

Safety & Technology
Dust coats, Gloves, Safety boots

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Poor and/or non existent
Types of materials
Bones, Metals, Plastics, Shoe soles
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Harassment from authorities, Price fluctuations of waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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