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Nyalenda Slums Wazee Organization

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Language
English
Number of members
17
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, Fixed, Open
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management committee comprising 4 men and 1 woman. Records kept include sale of plastics and livestock records, records of scrap metal sales, manure sales, contributions and harambee records.
Objectives
Job creation, awareness raising, keep local area clean, improve livelihoods, promote urban agriculture, improve quality of life,
Partnering organizations
BAMATO
Funding
Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
Every 3 years
Women composition
35,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Health care & insurance, Job creation & source of income

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Poor and/or non existent
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Bones, Metals, Plastics
Activities
Composting, Selling materials, Sensitization of locals
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of recognition

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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