GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Volunteer Youth Counsellors Group

Kisumu, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1996
Language
English
Number of members
15
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Management Committe. Records of receipt book, membership book and invoices are kept.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment
Partnering organizations
KIWAMA ASSOCIATION, KIWAMA SACCO, Kisumu City Council, Gospel Assembly Church
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

Types of materials
Household items, Plastics
Activities
Selling materials, Tree planting, Waste collection, Waste management, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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