GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Jowawa Scrap Metal

Nakuru, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2005
Formally registered
Yes
Type of members
Members employ waste pickers
Occupation of members
Scrap dealers
Type of Organization
Sole trader and/or business
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Door to door
Membership
No
Organization Structure
JOWAMA is a small business headed by Josphat & his wife Cecilia. They keep records of what they have bought and sold. The Municipal Council provides a scrap metal License.
Objectives
Job creation, build enterprises, improve livelihoods
Funding
Self funded
Women composition

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Fire extinguishers

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Metals
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Buying materials, Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Availability of waste, Foul smell & contamination from waste, Price fluctuations of waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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