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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Kijiweni Initiative Youth Group

Mombasa, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Language
English
Number of members
20
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
No
Organization Structure
Management Committee (7 men and 3 women). Chairlady, patron, secretary, treasurer and a sub-committee inclusive of leaders in various departments. Records kept include computerized data of every undertaken activity & accounts records.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, source of income, job creation, rights, dignity and welfare of workers
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
MIEMO, MIEMO SACCO, Ujamaa centre, local Municipal Council
Funding
Local population pay fee, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
30,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income, Occupational health & safety, Savings or credit scheme
Safety & Technology
Yes

Services

Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Metals, Plastics
Activities
Collection of waste, Composting, Selling materials, Training and capacity building, Waste management, Waste sorting
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Negative attitude towards waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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