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GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
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Nyawita New Widows Women Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2003
Language
English
Number of members
15
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors, Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Women´s group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Dumpsite, Open, Street
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
All female Management Committee comprising 7 women. Records kept by the group includes minute’s book, sales records, loan welfare records and registration fee records.
Objectives
Job creation, improve livelihoods, keep local area clean, contribute to cleaning the environment, information sharing, build up waste picker enterprises
Partnering organizations
ILO offers training for the members for a period of one year. KMC also offers training for the members for a period of five years. BAMATO offers market outlets for a period of five years. HAKI JAMII offers training in human rights for a period of two years. KISORA (Kisumu Social Rights Association) also offers training in human rights for a period of two years. KIWAMA Association provides networking for 6 months. KIWAMA SACCO offers training in financial management for 6 months.
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
86,7%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income, Savings or credit scheme

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Charcoal, Metals, Other, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
New items made from collected materials, Selling materials, Sensitization of locals
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Price fluctuations of waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

Comments / Narrative

Sawdust and charcoal are turned into briquettes and the group sensitize the community on the importance of using briquettes in place of charcoal.


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