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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Vijana ya Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Primary information

Year formed
2007
Formally registered
Yes
Language
French, Lingala
Number of members
54
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Association, Cooperative
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door, Dumpsite, Landfill, Sorting center, Street
Organization Structure
General Assembly, National Committe, Accounting Commisioner.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, improve waste picker living conditions, improve working conditions, recycling, to build a compost site
Partnering organizations
Recovad Democratic Republic of Congo, LDFC Democratic Republic of Congo, Aquassitance France, France Liberte, Consultants Sans Frontieres
Affiliations
Ngo, Waste picker organization
Funding
Membership fees
Internal elections
Every 2 years
Women composition
53,7%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Id cards, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
No

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Bones, Clothing, Glass, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Composting, Food producing cultivation, New items made from collected materials, Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste management
Treatmet of organic materials
Composting
Challenges to access waste
Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
WORD 15/8/2013, Africa 2012 11/01/2012

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