Help XSProject change the lives of Jakarta’s trashpickers

Saminah, a mom of two, and nearly 400,000 other people live in and earn a living from Jakarta’s massive landfills. Every day they encounter grave threats to their health and security, from infectious diseases and hazardous waste to the lack of access to healthcare and schooling for their children.

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Through its innovative recycling program, XSProject is introducing new opportunities for Saminah and Jakarta’s trashpicker community—opportunities that are changing lives and creating livelihoods. Here’s how their program works:

  • XSProject buys non-biodegradable recyclable trash (think plastic bottles and packaging) from trashpickers at above-market rates, paying 30% more than they would otherwise earn.
  • They then employ community members to wash, clean, and sew the recycled trash into unique, attractive consumer goods like handbags, wallets, and more.
  • Proceeds from the sale of those goods provide healthcare for trashpickers and their families, and they fund scholarships for children who would otherwise not be able to attend school.

Genius, right? With a donation of $25 or more today, you can become a part of XSProject’s inspiring story and ensure they have the resources needed to help even more of Jakarta’s most vulnerable families.

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