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Manyatta Gonda Solid Waste Management Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Formally registered
No
Number of members
15
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
The organization has a Management Committee. The members pay membership fees of Ksh 200 to join and Ksh 50 per week.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, fight against discrimination and poverty, job creation, improve waste picker living conditions
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
KIWAMA, NEMA, ILO, SIDA
Affiliations
Donor, Ngo, Waste picker organization
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
53,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
No

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Charcoal, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Composting, New items made from collected materials, Waste collection, Waste sorting
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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