GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Jua kali Waste Collectors

Nakuru, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1999
Formally registered
Yes
Type of members
Members employ waste pickers
Occupation of members
Scrap dealers, Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Sole trader and/or business
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Sorting center
Membership
No
Organization Structure
Jane funds her business activities through her own savings. Records kept include employees’ records (names and their pay), materials purchased and costs, sales & debts records respectively, though not properly done.
Objectives
Income security, improve quality of life, secure funding to grow the business
Partnering organizations
Jane has forged links with 3 Waste Picker consolidators based at the dump in Nakuru. Practical Action facilitated a local exchange learning visit to learn about waste management in 2002.
Affiliations
Ngo, Waste picker organization
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
No
Women composition

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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
Bones, Glass, Plastics, Shoe soles
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Buying materials, Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Availability of waste, Foul smell & contamination from waste, Harassment from authorities, Lack of recognition, Lack of unity between organizations, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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