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Turning garbage into money,Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya



The project will reduce solid waste,hence reduce polution and health risks to residennts in Kibera slums,Kenya.By recycling, money will be generated from the sales of products;a source of employment.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Solid waste, which comes from used plastic bags,waste food stuffs,waste papers,rubbish and other un wanted materials keeps on increasing every day.And in turn makes heaps and heaps of garbage.The city council, on the other side which is charged with the duty of collecting these garbage, have failed in doing so, hence, staunch smell, eminates from the garbage pose a healthy hazards in the residential estates.Over 2million low income earning people who leaves in the slums of Kibera,Nairobi,Kenya.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will reduce the garbage, hence, a cleaner estate.Reduced spread of waterborne diseases, reduced pollution hence a healthier residents.Money for drugs, be diverted for other development issues.Employing 300 youths will curb unemployment.

Potential Long Term Impact

Reduced garbage, reduced pollution, reduced airborne/waterborne related diseases.Money gotten from recycled products will be used to improve the livelihoods of 2 million residents of Kibera.Manure will be sold to them at subsidizad prices.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10 .  The original project funding goal was $61,045.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Edward Muguheli

Nairobi, Kenya

Where is this project located?

Map of Turning garbage into money,Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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