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.
Supported by Logo WIEGO

Muthurwa Eco Club

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2002
Language
English
Number of members
27
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committee. Chairman, secretary, treasurer, accountant (3 men 1 woman) plus members. Records kept are daily worksheet,receipt books, bank statements and minutes.
Objectives
Job creation, contribute to cleaning the environment, promote urban agriculture, recycling, keep local area clean and tidy, encourage sustainable practices
Partnering organizations
Frontline 2000, Ministry of Agriculture, Njaa marufuku Kenya, Kenya Railway Retirement Benefit Scheme
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
48,1%

Social networking sites


Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income

Services

Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Bones, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Collection of waste, Composting, Selling materials, Tree planting, Waste sorting
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

Comments / Narrative

Make soap and briquettes


Last updates from Muthurwa Eco Club