GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Manyatta Development Solid Waste

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2005
Formally registered
Yes
Number of members
6
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Community based organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
There is a management committee (6 in total - 4 men & 2 women) inclusive of a chairman, secretary, treasurer & the organizing secretary. New members have to register to join the group and pay a membership fee of Ksh 300. They keep attendance records, cash in, cash out, minutes and ongoing activities.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
Municipal Council. USAID. SWEDEN.
Affiliations
Donor, Government
Funding
Donor funded, Government
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
33,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income, Savings or credit scheme
Safety & Technology
Gloves, Masks, Safety boots

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Metals, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials, Tree planting, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Negative attitude towards waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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