GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Reli Youth Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2008
Language
English
Number of members
20
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Fixed
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committee. records kept include daily, contributions, banking, expenditure, members, tolls and equipments.
Objectives
Job creation, recycling, contribute to cleaning the environment, fight against discrimination and poverty
Partnering organizations
BAMATO buys plastics. SIDA, ILO, & UN-Habitat provides training and capacity building.KISWAP organizes clean-ups for the group. KMC provides tools and equipment.
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
25,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Gloves, Safety boots

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Negative attitude towards waste, Price fluctuations of waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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