GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Zama Uzuke Youth Group

Mombasa, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Language
English
Number of members
17
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 consisting of a chairman, vice chairman, secretary, vice secretary and treasurer (2 men and 3 women). Records kept include attendance records which contain names of group members, reports on HIV/AIDs and minute’s book.
Objectives
Source of income, job creation
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
MIEMO – Mombasa integrated environmental solid waste management organization project has promised to provide tools, equipment, and protective gear. They partnered with MIEMO in 2009. MIEMO has so far given the group members waste T shirts.
Funding
Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
29,4%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income
Safety & Technology
First aid kits

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Poor and/or non existent
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Bones, Bottles, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste management, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Negative attitude towards waste

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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