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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Lillian Nyanguthi Mwangi

Nakuru, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Formally registered
No
Type of members
Members employ waste pickers
Type of Organization
Sole trader and/or business
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Fixed
Membership
No
Organization Structure
Lillian waste business is a sole proprietorship and is not yet registered. She manages the business activities alone although as it grows, she will be able to recruit some people to help her. She keeps few business records – records for materials bought, payments done to waste pickers who sell to her and sales income record.
Objectives
Improve livelihoods, build enterprises, income security, secure funding to grow the business
Funding
Loans, Self funded
Women composition

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Benefits


Services

Types of materials
Bottles, Glass, Metals, Plastics, Shoe soles
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Buying materials, Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Harassment from authorities, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Price fluctuations of waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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