GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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KistaI Waste Management Project

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2004
Number of members
16
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Association
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Dumpsite
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
KISTA has an office and it is headed by a chairlady. It also has a secretary, a treasurer and 2 workers employed on a wage basis. The leaders are selected through election by members and the elections are held annually. Four members constitute the management committee that is one man and 3 women. Members pay a membership fee of 50 shillings. Records kept for the organization include a simple cash book and the customer’s collection book.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, improve livelihoods, keep local area clean, recognition of waste pickers, income security
Partnering organizations
Manyatta Solid Waste Management, BAMATO and Reli Youth Group whom they joined together to form KIWAMA and the partnership is for a period of six months. TUFFORM Industries whom KISTA sells to. Kisumu Waste Management Services. KENRIS Services. KASSEN.
Affiliations
Civil society organization, Public enterprise, Waste picker organization
Funding
Local population pay fee, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
81,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
No

Services

Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Recycling, Selling materials, Street sweeping, Transportation, Waste collection
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Negative attitude towards waste, Price fluctuations of waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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