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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Kaloleni Sustainable Development Environmental Group (KASDEG)

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2007
Formally registered
Yes
Number of members
17
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Association
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Dumpsite
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The group has a management committee i.e. Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Organizing Secretary, Coordinator & Patron. The kinds of records kept by the group include sales & cash in.
Objectives
Invest in technology, contribute to cleaning the environment, keep local area clean, build a segregation centre
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Every 3 years
Women composition
64,7%

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Benefits

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

Services

Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Bones, Glass, Household items, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste management, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Negative attitude towards waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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