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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Kamau Kariuki

Nakuru, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1990
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
Fixed
Membership
No
Organization Structure
Kamau works alone at his business. He engages the Municipal Council in his work, he acquires scrap license from them. Kamau does not keep any records.
Objectives
Improve livelihoods, build enterprises, income security
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
Metals
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Buying materials, Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Lack of infrastructure & resources, Price fluctuations of waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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