GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Josra Environmental & Solid Waste Management (JESWM)

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2003
Number of members
25
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Dumpsite, Slums
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
This organization is composed of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and the management committee (members). The leaders are selected through elections which are held after every three years. Members pay membership fees. Recruitment of people into the organization is through payment of a 500 shillings fee.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, job creation, keep local area clean, achieve efficient sustainable solid waste management in the city, fight against discrimination and poverty
Partnering organizations
BAMATO, where they take their plastics in exchange for money. BAMATO also supports JESWM through capacity building. Tema-Tema, whom they provide with plastic bags and in return Tema-Tema supports JESWM through provision of market outlets. K.M.C which provides them with tools.
Funding
Local population pay fee, Self funded
Internal elections
Every 3 years
Women composition
40,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Gloves, Masks

Services

Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Metals, Plastics
Activities
Composting, Tree planting, Waste collection
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of recognition, Lack of unity between organizations, Price fluctuations of waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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