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GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
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Jar Little Widows and Orphans (JALAWI)

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2005
Number of members
15
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Sorting center
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The group has a chairlady, a secretary, a treasurer, an organizing secretary and a group coordinator. The capacity of the members determines their selection to become leaders of the group and this is through elections which are held annually. Its management committee constitutes of 2 men and 3 women. The members do pay a membership fee. Recruitment of new members is done only when the person interested has met all the requirements and is committed to the group’s activities after which he/she pays a registration fee. Records kept are that of any activities taken, collection of money and minutes of meetings.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, job creation, keep local area clean, achieve efficient sustainable solid waste management in the city
Partnering organizations
KASDEN, BAMATO, MANYATTA YOUTH GROUP
Affiliations
Civil society organization, Waste picker organization
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
66,7%

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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
Glass, Household items, Metals, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
New items made from collected materials, Selling materials, Waste collection
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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