• Buried in Dandora: Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster

    Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/kenya-nairobi-dandora-waste-management-public-health-poverty-sanitation-crisis Pulitzer Center grantee Micah Albert discusses Kenya's Dandora Municipal Dump Site located in Nairobi, a dump site that serves as a starting point for understanding the growing human rights problems facing the region due to waste management inefficiencies. Spanning thirty acres of land in Nairobi, the dumping continues at the Dandora Municipal Dump Site at an estimated rate of 2,000 tons of waste per day. Alarming statistics have yet to spark proper waste management policy in the region, however, causing extreme marginalization in Dandora and a plethora of problems within surrounding slum communities. Campaigns, such as "Stop Dumping Death On Us," have been launch...

    published: 03 Jul 2012
  • Dealing with Kenya's Waste

    Just one-third of Nairobi's trash makes it to the single municipal dumpsite at Dandora. The rest -- the solid waste of nearly 2.5 million residents, remains unaccounted for. One social enterprise has developed an innovative waste-management model -- to encourage the recycling and composting of Nairobi's trash. Roopa Gogineni has more.]]

    published: 12 Apr 2013
  • Kenya takes on e-waste problem with new recycling hub

    Used electronics are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally, and it is estimated that 15,000 tons of used computers and mobile phones are shipped to Kenya every year. Today, Kenya is trying to get ahead of the problem, by building the country's first electronics recycling hub.

    published: 27 Mar 2014
  • Kenya lacks awareness on waste management

    Only ten percent of the waste generated in the country is recycled. And as the country heads into the homestretch of attaining vision 2030, Solid Waste Management is a challenge it is currently grappling with. However the National Environment Management Authority is on a mission to make waste management a collective responsibility. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter and like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya.

    published: 23 Aug 2016
  • ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana

    E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country's most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. Locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the infamous Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while extreme poverty, child labour and criminal gangs are also rife. Learn more https://rtd.rt.com/films/toxicity/ RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

    published: 01 Jun 2016
  • 17-Year-Old Kenyan Creates Energy From Human Waste

    Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, profiles unexpected makers and designers who are developing creative climate solutions. This video follows high schooler Leroy Mwasaru and his classmates in their quest to develop a sustainable source of energy. Their solution is a human-waste-fueled bioreactor that will clean up their town’s water supply while powering outlets and stovetops. Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow original series like Power Hackers. Subscribe to our quarterly magazine at http://mkshft.org. Thanks to our partners at Autodesk, who supports the impact design community through http://impactdesignhub.org. Special thanks to Elli Suzuki at Global Minimum for connecting us to Leroy. Find out how y...

    published: 24 Feb 2015
  • Kenya - The poor who make a living from rubbish | Editor's Pick | 24 Nov 15

    Pope Francis has decried what he calls today's "throwaway" culture that only values the latest cars, iPhones and discards anything old or seemingly useless. Francis is expected to raise environmental concerns in one of the most important speeches of his Africa trip during a visit on November 26 to the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme and the UN Habitat programme. While Francis' green message is well known, he has also frequently spoken about the need for what he calls the three "L"s - land, lodging labour. As a result, it's likely he'll make a plea for safe, adequate and sustainable housing for the world's poorest, especially those forced to live alongside dumps like that of Dandora, outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At Dandora an army of men, women and children, armed w...

    published: 01 Dec 2015
  • Kenya's Largest Dump Provides Livelihood and Health Hazards for Residents

    Sprawling over 12 hectares and home to scavengers who both live and work on the site, the Dandora waste disposal dump on the outskirts of Nairobi is Kenya's largest and one of the biggest in Africa. It was officially declared full in 2001, yet 2,000 tons of waste continues to find its way here every day. Due to health and environmental concerns, the Nairobi City Council claims it will relocate the dump, but this has been a slow-going process.

    published: 25 Jun 2012
  • KENYA RECYCLES

    A Kenyan company, EcoPost, is transforming environmentally-unfriendly plastic waste into fencing poles and forges a profitable business.

    published: 01 Aug 2012
  • UN highlights food waste in Kenya

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe About half of everything grown in Kenya is exported, but almost a third of that is thrown out, not because it is rotten, but for arsthetic reasons. The UN believes this to be outrageous, and to make the point, it organised a banquet using only produce that would otherwise be tossed away or fed to animals. The UN Environment Programme believes there needs to be a revolution in the way food is handled from the farm to the fork. This is the beginning. Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Nairobi. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voic...

    published: 20 Feb 2013
  • From Kenya to Waste no More

    published: 13 Sep 2011
  • PLASTICS RECYCLING IN KENYA

    Plastic waste management has remained a big challenge to environmentalists in Kenya. Waste, especially the non biodegradable plastic and polythene bags, have caused soil degradation, poisoning and have even provided an avenue for germs and parasites to thrive . The Kenyan Government, through the National Environmental Management Authority, has, over the years, tried to control the spread of plastic waste, especially in urban areas, but with little effect. But one man is changing the face of plastic waste management in the country. John Macharia ventured into plastic waste recycling in 1984. He was motivated to join the venture by his ability to repair his broken plastic utensils using polythene bags before going commercial . Every day, Macharia wakes up and heads to the dumpsite, which ...

    published: 04 Sep 2012
  • WASTE CONCERN -KENYA

    Waste Concern Initiative project in Nairobi Kenya. Dr. Aghan Oscar takes us through the journey on how the project has impacted to the lives of Kenyans, evolved the building industry and transformed the lives of many either directly or indirectly. He is seeking for partners who are interested in keeping the journey going.

    published: 07 Jul 2016
  • K24 Alfajiri: e-Waste management in Kenya

    Amina Abdi engages a panel of experts on how to dispose of electronic waste in the country.

    published: 21 Jun 2016
  • Children Eating Trash - Gioto Garbage Slum - Nakuru, Kenya

    A heart wrenching site to witness. When we handed them our leftovers from lunch, they got really excited for the change.

    published: 19 Jun 2011
  • Creating Wealth from Waste in Korogocho slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

    Link the Hidden Treasure” empowers vulnerable women in Korogocho slums to earn decent livelihoods in a safe environment. As a Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) grantee, Link the Hidden Treasure has provided 63 young women with the entrepreneurship and technical skills necessary to convert waste materials into marketable accessories (i.e. necklaces from waste paper, recycling of hair additions, and liquid soap production), facilitating the creation of 23 businesses and 44 jobs. They are now scaling up their initiative to create a larger impact. The Y2YF is a competitive grant scheme implemented by the International Labour Organization-Youth Entrepreneurship Facility and an in-country implementing partner in Kenya, the Ustadi Foundation. This video was directed by Timothy Mwaura. It was co-produ...

    published: 23 Oct 2014
Buried in Dandora: Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster

Buried in Dandora: Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster

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  • Updated: 03 Jul 2012
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/kenya-nairobi-dandora-waste-management-public-health-poverty-sanitation-crisis Pulitzer Center grantee Micah Albert discusses Kenya's Dandora Municipal Dump Site located in Nairobi, a dump site that serves as a starting point for understanding the growing human rights problems facing the region due to waste management inefficiencies. Spanning thirty acres of land in Nairobi, the dumping continues at the Dandora Municipal Dump Site at an estimated rate of 2,000 tons of waste per day. Alarming statistics have yet to spark proper waste management policy in the region, however, causing extreme marginalization in Dandora and a plethora of problems within surrounding slum communities. Campaigns, such as "Stop Dumping Death On Us," have been launched to empower trash pickers and people in the slum communities to demand more of themselves and their city council to combat the waste management crisis in Dandora. Demanding better waste management at Kenya's Dandora Municipal Dump Site would help address the expanding health crisis and human rights crisis in the region. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Buried in Dandora: Voices of Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster" (http://bit.ly/N4vVsJ).
https://wn.com/Buried_In_Dandora_Nairobi's_Waste_Management_Disaster
Dealing with Kenya's Waste

Dealing with Kenya's Waste

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  • Updated: 12 Apr 2013
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Just one-third of Nairobi's trash makes it to the single municipal dumpsite at Dandora. The rest -- the solid waste of nearly 2.5 million residents, remains unaccounted for. One social enterprise has developed an innovative waste-management model -- to encourage the recycling and composting of Nairobi's trash. Roopa Gogineni has more.]]
https://wn.com/Dealing_With_Kenya's_Waste
Kenya takes on e-waste problem with new recycling hub

Kenya takes on e-waste problem with new recycling hub

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  • Updated: 27 Mar 2014
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Used electronics are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally, and it is estimated that 15,000 tons of used computers and mobile phones are shipped to Kenya every year. Today, Kenya is trying to get ahead of the problem, by building the country's first electronics recycling hub.
https://wn.com/Kenya_Takes_On_E_Waste_Problem_With_New_Recycling_Hub
Kenya lacks awareness on waste management

Kenya lacks awareness on waste management

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  • Updated: 23 Aug 2016
  • views: 404
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Only ten percent of the waste generated in the country is recycled. And as the country heads into the homestretch of attaining vision 2030, Solid Waste Management is a challenge it is currently grappling with. However the National Environment Management Authority is on a mission to make waste management a collective responsibility. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter and like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya.
https://wn.com/Kenya_Lacks_Awareness_On_Waste_Management
ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana

ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana

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  • Updated: 01 Jun 2016
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E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country's most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. Locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the infamous Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while extreme poverty, child labour and criminal gangs are also rife. Learn more https://rtd.rt.com/films/toxicity/ RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
https://wn.com/Toxicity_Life_At_Agbobloshie,_The_World's_Largest_E_Waste_Dump_In_Ghana
17-Year-Old Kenyan Creates Energy From Human Waste

17-Year-Old Kenyan Creates Energy From Human Waste

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  • Updated: 24 Feb 2015
  • views: 49853
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Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, profiles unexpected makers and designers who are developing creative climate solutions. This video follows high schooler Leroy Mwasaru and his classmates in their quest to develop a sustainable source of energy. Their solution is a human-waste-fueled bioreactor that will clean up their town’s water supply while powering outlets and stovetops. Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow original series like Power Hackers. Subscribe to our quarterly magazine at http://mkshft.org. Thanks to our partners at Autodesk, who supports the impact design community through http://impactdesignhub.org. Special thanks to Elli Suzuki at Global Minimum for connecting us to Leroy. Find out how you can support innovators like Leroy at http://gmin.org. Filmed by Alicia Sully and Sebastian Lindstrom. Music by Greg Thomas.
https://wn.com/17_Year_Old_Kenyan_Creates_Energy_From_Human_Waste
Kenya - The poor who make a living from rubbish | Editor's Pick | 24 Nov 15

Kenya - The poor who make a living from rubbish | Editor's Pick | 24 Nov 15

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  • Updated: 01 Dec 2015
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Pope Francis has decried what he calls today's "throwaway" culture that only values the latest cars, iPhones and discards anything old or seemingly useless. Francis is expected to raise environmental concerns in one of the most important speeches of his Africa trip during a visit on November 26 to the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme and the UN Habitat programme. While Francis' green message is well known, he has also frequently spoken about the need for what he calls the three "L"s - land, lodging labour. As a result, it's likely he'll make a plea for safe, adequate and sustainable housing for the world's poorest, especially those forced to live alongside dumps like that of Dandora, outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At Dandora an army of men, women and children, armed with hooks or their bare hands and sacks on their backs, trudge through the murky sludge that weaves between two to three storeys high piles of rubbish. These may be some of Kenya's poorest people, but Dandora dump - one of the largest in Africa and where over 2,000 tons of waste is dumped daily - offers them an opportunity to make a living. For Irene Wambui, mother of four and around 3,000 people who scavenge through the waste, the Dandora dump is their only means of survival. Alongside scavenging marabou storks, workers pick through mountains of debris. Bottles, polythene bags, plastic cups - anything recyclable - can be cleaned and sold back to the companies that produce them. Despite the risk of encountering intravenous needles, surgical knives and other health hazards embedded in the waste, workers rarely used protective clothing. A pungent smell wafts through the air from the mix of industrial waste, agricultural pesticides, hospital waste and rubbish from homes. The United Nations Environment Programme says those working and living near the dumpsite suffer from a wide range of diseases, including lung cancer, skin diseases and lead poisoning that causes stunted growth and retardation in children. But across the continent soil degradation caused by climate change is forcing many people off the land. Vatican officials have argued that protecting the planet is a duty of all of humanity, and Francis himself has said he hopes his June encyclical on climate change will help influence the climate change talks in Paris in December. Find out more about AP Archive and how to licence this footage: http://tinyurl.com/neh3pb4 Story number for this item is: 4013386
https://wn.com/Kenya_The_Poor_Who_Make_A_Living_From_Rubbish_|_Editor's_Pick_|_24_Nov_15
Kenya's Largest Dump Provides Livelihood and Health Hazards for Residents

Kenya's Largest Dump Provides Livelihood and Health Hazards for Residents

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  • Updated: 25 Jun 2012
  • views: 1151
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Sprawling over 12 hectares and home to scavengers who both live and work on the site, the Dandora waste disposal dump on the outskirts of Nairobi is Kenya's largest and one of the biggest in Africa. It was officially declared full in 2001, yet 2,000 tons of waste continues to find its way here every day. Due to health and environmental concerns, the Nairobi City Council claims it will relocate the dump, but this has been a slow-going process.
https://wn.com/Kenya's_Largest_Dump_Provides_Livelihood_And_Health_Hazards_For_Residents
KENYA RECYCLES

KENYA RECYCLES

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  • Updated: 01 Aug 2012
  • views: 8116
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A Kenyan company, EcoPost, is transforming environmentally-unfriendly plastic waste into fencing poles and forges a profitable business.
https://wn.com/Kenya_Recycles
UN highlights food waste in Kenya

UN highlights food waste in Kenya

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  • Updated: 20 Feb 2013
  • views: 6460
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe About half of everything grown in Kenya is exported, but almost a third of that is thrown out, not because it is rotten, but for arsthetic reasons. The UN believes this to be outrageous, and to make the point, it organised a banquet using only produce that would otherwise be tossed away or fed to animals. The UN Environment Programme believes there needs to be a revolution in the way food is handled from the farm to the fork. This is the beginning. Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Nairobi. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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From Kenya to Waste no More

From Kenya to Waste no More

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  • Updated: 13 Sep 2011
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PLASTICS RECYCLING IN KENYA

PLASTICS RECYCLING IN KENYA

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  • Updated: 04 Sep 2012
  • views: 4834
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Plastic waste management has remained a big challenge to environmentalists in Kenya. Waste, especially the non biodegradable plastic and polythene bags, have caused soil degradation, poisoning and have even provided an avenue for germs and parasites to thrive . The Kenyan Government, through the National Environmental Management Authority, has, over the years, tried to control the spread of plastic waste, especially in urban areas, but with little effect. But one man is changing the face of plastic waste management in the country. John Macharia ventured into plastic waste recycling in 1984. He was motivated to join the venture by his ability to repair his broken plastic utensils using polythene bags before going commercial . Every day, Macharia wakes up and heads to the dumpsite, which is within walking distance from his rural home in Eldoret town in Kenya's rift valley province. Here he collects plastic bags and containers which he carries back home to recycle them. He said he is motivated by hygiene and a clean environment. SOUNDBITE: JOHN MACHARIA, PLASTIC RECYCLER "Environmental pollution has been a nuisance especially in the towns estates , there are plastic bags all over its not even safe for our children , when it rains this plastic bags and containers hold water which is a breeding ground for mosquito s which spread malaria ." Once home, he sorts the plastic bags and containers apart. He later sets them ablaze in a specialized container where the smelted plastics flow to. He has a small blackboard in his homestead which he uses to educate other villagers on how to change waste into cash in the quest for a cleaner environment. The first product he makes using the hot plastic liquid is a plastic leg. He stuffs cloths into socks before pouring hot smelted plastic on top in layers. He repeats this process over and over again to come up with a plastic leg that can be used comfortably by an amputee. This is part of a research project he is carrying out to help victims of road accidents and those patients who face amputation by providing cheaper plastic legs. SOUNDBITE: JOHN MACHARIA, PLASTIC RECYCLER "Am doing this mainly to get experience , once i have it i will develop this legs to be used by amputees , they will be free for those who can afford and for those that cant afford i will give them free of charge." Macharia also makes utensils and decoration plaques. They contain different messages ranging from religious quotes, environmental protection messages and even inspirational quotes. He is however haunted by the 2008 post poll chaos that rocked Kenya, in which he lost all of his property. Through his artwork, he also shows Kenyans the need to live in peace and harmony, and to avoid chaos, especially during elections.
https://wn.com/Plastics_Recycling_In_Kenya
WASTE  CONCERN -KENYA

WASTE CONCERN -KENYA

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  • Updated: 07 Jul 2016
  • views: 31
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Waste Concern Initiative project in Nairobi Kenya. Dr. Aghan Oscar takes us through the journey on how the project has impacted to the lives of Kenyans, evolved the building industry and transformed the lives of many either directly or indirectly. He is seeking for partners who are interested in keeping the journey going.
https://wn.com/Waste_Concern_Kenya
K24 Alfajiri: e-Waste management in Kenya

K24 Alfajiri: e-Waste management in Kenya

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  • Duration: 42:19
  • Updated: 21 Jun 2016
  • views: 455
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Amina Abdi engages a panel of experts on how to dispose of electronic waste in the country.
https://wn.com/K24_Alfajiri_E_Waste_Management_In_Kenya
Children Eating Trash - Gioto Garbage Slum - Nakuru, Kenya

Children Eating Trash - Gioto Garbage Slum - Nakuru, Kenya

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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2011
  • views: 4686
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A heart wrenching site to witness. When we handed them our leftovers from lunch, they got really excited for the change.
https://wn.com/Children_Eating_Trash_Gioto_Garbage_Slum_Nakuru,_Kenya
Creating Wealth from Waste in Korogocho slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

Creating Wealth from Waste in Korogocho slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

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  • Updated: 23 Oct 2014
  • views: 1067
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Link the Hidden Treasure” empowers vulnerable women in Korogocho slums to earn decent livelihoods in a safe environment. As a Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) grantee, Link the Hidden Treasure has provided 63 young women with the entrepreneurship and technical skills necessary to convert waste materials into marketable accessories (i.e. necklaces from waste paper, recycling of hair additions, and liquid soap production), facilitating the creation of 23 businesses and 44 jobs. They are now scaling up their initiative to create a larger impact. The Y2YF is a competitive grant scheme implemented by the International Labour Organization-Youth Entrepreneurship Facility and an in-country implementing partner in Kenya, the Ustadi Foundation. This video was directed by Timothy Mwaura. It was co-produced by Timothy Mwaura and Anne-Marie Jamin, with Abubakar Nuuman as Production assistant. Editing, sound and music for this video was done by Joash Calvin Omondi. The cinematography for this video was done by Timothy Mwaura, with assitance from Abubakar Nuuman as 2nd camera man.
https://wn.com/Creating_Wealth_From_Waste_In_Korogocho_Slums_(Nairobi,_Kenya)