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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Mama Power Development Women Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1995
Registered in
1999
Formally registered
Yes
Number of members
20
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
There is a management committee whose leaders are elected once every two years. The management committee has a total of 12 women.There is a membership fee of Ksh 100. They keep production records, sales records, register records, fines records & petty cash.
Objectives
Keep local area clean, job creation, improve livelihoods, contribute to cleaning the environment
Partnering organizations
Bamato buys plastic waste from the group. Kiboswa market neighbourhood engages the group in clean-ups activities. KASDEM buys organic manure from the group. Municipality provides tools and equipment especially brooms, wheelbarrows and slashes. Umande Trust, Kisumu Polytechnique, UN-Habitat, SIDA and ILO provide training.
Affiliations
Civil society organization, Donor, Government, Ngo, Waste picker organization
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
100,0%

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Benefits


Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Recycling, Selling materials, Transportation, Waste collection
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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