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 Youth Cleaners

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2003
Language
English
Number of members
200
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committee.Chairman, secretary, treasurer and organizing secretary (3 men and 1 woman). Records kept include finance books and client records.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, job creation
Partnering organizations
Nairobi City Council
Funding
Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
less women than men

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
Dust coats, Gloves, Masks

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Household items, Paper and cardboard
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of unity between organizations, Negative attitude towards waste, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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