Turning garbage into money,Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

by Githirioni Forest Conservation Group


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

Githirioni Forest Conservation Group

Location: Maragoli - Kenya
Edward Muguheli
Project Leader:
Edward Muguheli
Nairobi, Kenya

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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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