GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Zulu Youth Group

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1996
Language
English
Number of members
22
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, Fixed
Membership
No
Organization Structure
Management Committee inclusive of a Chairman, Vice chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Operations chairperson. Records kept include minutes book, accounts books, receipts book, income and expenditure.
Objectives
Source of income, job creation, contribute to cleaning the environment
Education and training
Waste management
Partnering organizations
Nairobi Municipal council, Carolina For Kibera
Funding
Local population pay fee, Self funded
Internal elections
Annually
Women composition
0,0%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Glass, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Are they selling to middlemen?
Yes
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Lack of infrastructure & resources, Transportation

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

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