GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programme (KUAP)

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Number of groups
3
Number of members
75
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Church organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Slums
Membership
No
Objectives
Keep local area clean, job creation
Education and training
Risks & health, Waste management
Partnering organizations
SECODE (Sustainable Environment and Community Development) partners with KUAP in Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation. Practical Action partners in Solid Waste Management, Water and Sanitation. Bamato Environmental and Sanitation Project partners with KUAP in Solid Waste Management, Water & Sanitation.
Affiliations
Ngo, Waste picker organization
Women composition
mostly women

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Benefits

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

Services

Activities
Training and capacity building
Challenges to access waste
Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Negative attitude towards waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

Comments / Narrative

KUAP works only in Kenya. It works in the Peri-urban of Kisumu and parts of rural Kisumu & Kitale (informal settlements). It trains & educates the community on Waste management. They first undergo a participatory community hygiene transformation after which the action plan decides on what to do with the various groups. It’s all about hygiene promotion. Specific programme locations include Magadi Gonda (Peri-urban Kisumu/outcast of the town or the slum area), Pandipieri, Bala, Nyalenda Kanyakwal & Manyatta flamingo.


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