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 COVID-19  Ghana Project #46621

Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors

by PYXERA Global
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors
Support & Elevate Ghanaian Informal Collectors

Summary

While responsible for delivering the majority of the world's materials to the recycling value chain, informal collectors are also critical to maintaining public health and sanitation. They are often marginalized in their own communities and have limited access to basic needs such as food, education, and healthcare. In Ghana, the COVID-19 pandemic is deeply affecting the lives and livelihoods of the waste collector community and they need immediate support to cope with the crisis.

$400,000
total goal
$398,040
remaining
6
donors
1
monthly donor
3
months

Challenge

In the Global South alone, waste pickers account for between 20%-50% of solid waste collection, sorting, and recycling. In Ghana, informal collectors are vital to the local economy yet live day-to-day & struggle to meet their basic needs. COVID-19's harsh impact on the Ghanaian informal collector community has been severe. Underscoring the graveness of the situation, at the Agbogloshie site in Accra, there is little-to-no access to preventative supplies such as PPEs & food shortages are rampant.

Solution

A coalition of leading global & Ghanaian NGOs, PYXERA Global, Recycle Up Ghana & The ASASE Foundation have come together to support these underserved communities. Donations will provide immediate safety and economic relief such as rations, PPEs & medical aid (pop-up clinics), while also developing systemic, community-driven solutions such as registration for basic health insurance (NHIS).

Long-Term Impact

There is no "post-COVID" world, there is only a "COVID-ready" world. By supporting this effort, you are helping to secure an important contributor to the Ghanaian economy and alleviating a catastrophic burden of one of Ghana's most vulnerable populations. Your donation recognizes the importance of these workers in sustaining their local economies and safeguarding public health.

Resources

http:/​/​www.pyxeraglobal.org
Ghana Coalition Partner: PYXERA Global
Ghana Coalition Partner: Recycle Up Ghana
Ghana Coalition Partner: The ASASE Foundation

Organization Information

PYXERA Global

Location: Washington, DC, DC - USA
Website:
Twitter: @PYXERAGlobal
Project Leader:
John Holm
Washington, DC, DC United States

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