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WASTE PICKERS
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Nyalenda Widows & Disabled Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2003
Language
English
Number of members
34
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The group has a management committee; Chairman,Treasurer and Secretary. Records kept by the group include cash book, daily activities and collections in progress.
Objectives
Fight against discrimination and poverty
Partnering organizations
SECODE for funding. BAMATO purchases plastics.
Funding
Membership fees, Partners, Self funded
Internal elections
Every 3 years
Women composition
73,5%

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Benefits

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

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Clothing, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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