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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Manyatta Aids Community Based STI Services (MACOBASS)

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2002
Number of members
35
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Slums
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The organization has a structure and each and every department has their leading team. The leaders are selected by two thirds of the members and CDA must be present and it’s done after two years. The members do pay membership fee. Records of minutes, cash books, letters, activities and list of members including receipt books are kept.
Objectives
Education and training, improve quality of life, cleaning, contribute to cleaning the environment, keep local area clean, social and economic empowerment of waste pickers
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
CIPAC (Cities in Patnership with Communities) - Governance Training. C-MEDA - Agri-business and health promotion. COVAW - paralegal training. World Vision - provide care and support services. K.C.D.F - provide school fees for girl child support in secondary schools. Municipal Council - provide support in waste collection. Sana International - provide water and sanitation.
Affiliations
Government, Ngo, Not for profit organization
Funding
Ngo funds, Self funded
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
71,4%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Child assistance programmes, Education programmes, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
First aid kits, Gloves, Safety boots

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Glass, Metals, Paper and cardboard
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Composting, Selling materials, 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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