GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Kiboswa Market Neighbourhood Development Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2007
Number of members
32
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Women´s group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The organization is run by leaders elected every two years. Members are recruited from registered Self-Help groups. Members pay monthly subscription fees which facilitate the organization’s activities. Records kept by the group include member’s register, minutes book and attendance book.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, improve livelihoods, keep local area clean, recognition of waste pickers
Partnering organizations
Municipal council of Kisumu offers transport, a dumpsite and equipment for cleaning.
Affiliations
Government
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
75,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income

Services

Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Bones, Glass, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
Waste collection
Challenges to access waste
Contamination from waste, Lack of recognition

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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