Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors

by PYXERA Global
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste Collectors
Support & Elevate Nigerian Waste 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, decent shelter, and healthcare. In Nigeria, 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
$398,520
remaining
7
donors
2
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

In Nigeria, 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 Nigerian informal collector community has been severe. Underscoring the graveness of the situation, at the Olushosun landfill site in Lagos, there is little-to-no access to preventative supplies such as PPEs & their ability to their recyclables has dwindled leaving them hungry & out of work.

Solution

A coalition of leading global & Nigerian NGOs, PYXERA Global, Wecyclers & RecyclePoints 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).

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 Nigerian economy and alleviate a catastrophic burden of one of Nigeria'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
Nigeria Coalition Partner: PYXERA Global
Nigeria Coalition Partner: Wecyclers
Nigeria Coalition Partner: RecyclePoints

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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