Take 100 Waste Pickers in India Out of Poverty


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Cleaning Exercise

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Cleaning Exercise My name John Ombati living in Grukola Estate. In our area we don't have a dumping site, leading people in the Estate to dump Garbage carelessly, putting our environment in danger and also people getting sick. Me and my group have stated a cleaning exercise in the Estate & Collecting Garbage from all houses in the area. The Fees we ask them to pay is hundren shilling per Month so as to pay our Boys + Buying the Working tools. For now the Estate is clean. Read more.
Related to project keywords: dump, +, environment, working, garbage

Working Towards Vision 2030

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi/starehe, Kenya
Map of WORKING TOWARDS VISION 2030 Capital markets authority works within a certain regulatory framework guided by the capital markets act, which the players in this industry must adhere to in the courses of offering their services. Since inception the authority has striped to deepen and broaden the capital workers by developing a regulation. Promoting investor education and public awareness. to establish a robust facilitative, legal and regulatory framework that conforms to international best practice, to enhance market infrastructural, capacity and institutional arrangement and also to strengthen the institutional capacity through entrancing organisational efficiency, strengthening the authority financial base and building an enabling working environment. Read more.
Related to project keywords: base, establish, environment, building, working

Consumer Tastes

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of CONSUMER TASTES The Kenyan consumer market is developing rapidly at all levels, from the bottom of pyramid to the high net worth individuals, and through a rapidly expanding middle class. Find out how this changes are driving the product development of sectors from financial services to fast moving consumer goods. Find out the emerging tastes , trends and characteristics of Kenyan consumer. Read more.
Related to project keywords: emerging, pyramid, find, market, developing


By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of RECYCLING we noticed the slum is full of waste materials that was either improperly stored or it was in the or it was in the wrong place. i came up with idea of collecting plastic paper bags in huge bulks which was easy to find because the slum is mostly covered with waste plastic bags. i could collect them and take them to a furnace at a local industrial town and later we would make very beautiful handbags for women. the demand for our bags increased each day and we had to expand so we started even collecting plastic bootles we became so successful that now we have bought an old lorry for transporting the plasctic bags. our business is to established and now we got enough money to feed us pay for our bills and daily needs that we have we would like to urge the youth not to pray about the kind of work they do because u never know.. i know get paid verry well and i will never look for employment again. Read more.
Related to project keywords: recycling, plastic, take, waste, find

Restoring The Environment

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of Restoring the Environment An organization is currently implementing an integrated environment & livelihood programme. It aims to support good environmental governance & sound natural resource management. Read more.
Related to project keywords: integrated, livelihood, environment, management, environmental

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