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Umoja Disabled Self-Help 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 pickers
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
The group has a chairman, an assistant chairperson, a secretary, assistant secretary, a treasurer and an organizing secretary.
Objectives
Fight against discrimination and poverty, job creation, achieve efficient solid waste management in the city, tree nursery, kitchen gardening, contribute to cleaning the environment
Partnering organizations
BAMATO, Manyatta Solid Waste, Tuungane Youth Group, Municipal Council,
Funding
Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
40,0%

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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, Glass, Household items, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
Selling materials, Sensitization of locals, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Obtaining licenses, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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