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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Upper Hill Youth Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Language
English
Number of members
31
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. Financial records, partnership contracts, minutes, annual reports and documentation activities are recorded and kept.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, social and economic empowerment of waste pickers, rights dignity and welfare of workers, encourage sustainable practices
Partnering organizations
BAMATO buys plastics. TUFFORM, World Vision Kenya, Youth Alive Kenya, WOFAK (Women Fighting Aids in Kenya), STIPA, CIPAC (Cities in Partnership with Communities), Nyanza Youth Coalition
Funding
Partners, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
64,5%

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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
Biodegradable waste, Clothing, Glass, Household items, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste management, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Negative attitude towards waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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