GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Riruta Environmental Group (REG)

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1999
Language
English
Number of members
200
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Community based organization, Non governmental organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Door to door
Membership
No
Organization Structure
Management Committee. Chairman, secretary, treasurer, heads of department and officials.
Objectives
Job creation, contribute to cleaning the environment, recycling
Partnering organizations
Ford Kenya, KEWASNET, German Embassy, Italian Episcopal and CARIPRO Bank, NEMA, Nairobi City Council, Maji na Ufanisi, Pamoja Trust, Carolina for Kibera, ILIMA Kenya
Funding
Donor funded, Self funded
Internal elections
No
Women composition
less women than men

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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, Bones, Electronic waste, Glass, Metals, Plastics
Activities
New items made from collected materials, Recycling, Selling materials, Tree planting, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Harassment from authorities, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Price fluctuations of waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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