Recycling 2,000 Tons of Trash in Kibera

by Carolina for Kibera, Inc.


Taka ni Pato (Trash is Cash) is an income-generating, solid waste management and recycling project that removes more than 2000 tons of trash each year from the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
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More than 700,000 people live in the Kibera slum (Nairobi, Kenya), an area the size of New York City's Central Park, without basic government services, such as trash removal, sewage,and clean water. Water sources often remain exposed to large ditches of trash and human and animal waste. However, through Taka ni Pato (Trash is Cahs) garbage can be a resource in Kibera. TNP promotes solid waste management and public awareness about recycling, as well as creates jobs for youth that collect trash.


If we provide rakes, shovels, wheelbarrels and land to store recyclable materials to Kibera youth, we will promote recycling in the community, prevent environmental degradation, and create jobs for youth that collect and recycle trash.

Long-Term Impact

Taka ni Pato engages more than 100 young people in Kibera, providing them with the tools necessary to clean up their communities, thus creating a healthier environment, as well as generating income for individual economic development.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Leann Bankoski
Executive Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

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