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Nakuru Waste Collectors and Recyclers Management (NAWACOM)

Nakuru, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2002
Language
English
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Type of Organization
Cooperative
Organizational Reach
Local
Objectives
Improve livelihoods, improve quality of life, clean and healthy environment,
Partnering organizations
Practical Action, NEMA, Family Bank, Ministry of Cooperative Development and Marketing, SCEP Programme, ISSUE 2 Project, ROSA Project, Egerton University, AfD Progamme on Solid Waste Management in the municipality, ILO Cooperative Challenge Fund,
Funding
Loans
Women composition

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Benefits


Services

Activities
Composting
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

Comments / Narrative

NAWACOM is an acronym of Nakuru Waste Collectors and Recyclers Management cooperative society. The organization was initiated in the year 2002 as an umbrella organization of community groups dealing with waste management and waste recycling, aiming at enhancing modern technologies on organic solid waste management. 0n 24th November, 2005 NAWACOM was transformed to an investment cooperative, currently the co-operative society and registered with the ministry of cooperative development and marketing. In year 2006, NAWACOM acquired a Go-down at Kenya Industrial Estate where production of Mazingira organic fertilizer takes has been taking place. The vision of NAWACOM is to be the leading community co-operative producing high quality, diversified and affordable waste recycled products in Kenya and the mission being the promotion of sustainable environment through producing high quality, diversified and affordable waste recycled products for the benefit of the community through improved livelihoods. Key of the products is eco friendly Mazingira organic fertilizer.


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