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Majengo Mapya Youth Group

Mombasa, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2003
Language
English
Number of members
10
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
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committee. Chairman, secretary and treasurer. All male. They do not keep any records.
Objectives
Source of income, job creation
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
Mombasa Municipal Council
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
0,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Yes

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Glass, Metals, Plastics, Shoe soles
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Collection of waste, Selling materials, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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