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Manyatta Odmoko Self-Help group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2007
Formally registered
No
Number of members
32
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The Self-Help group has a chairperson, a coordinator, a secretary, a treasurer and one member. The leaders are selected through a voting process which is carried out annually. A total of three men and three women constitute the management committee. Records kept by the group include attendance records, cash OUT/IN. Members pay a membership fee of 100 shillings.
Objectives
Recycling, job creation, contribute to cleaning the environment,
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
Sana International, WIFIP, C-MEDA
Affiliations
Ngo
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
75,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Safety boots

Services

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