My Waste, My Wealth Project

Year: 2018
Country: Malawi
Project Status: Funded
Impact Sector: Economic Opportunity
Project Investment: $5,405.60

Project Launch: 12-28-18

My Waste, My Wealth Project will young men and women in Kawale and the surrounding townships of Biwi, Chilinde I & II, Kaliyeka I & II, Mchesi and Chipasula. The project will create 20 employment opportunities for women to recycle waste at Our World International Waste Management Hotspot. The project will also employ 50 young men and 50 young women who, for various reasons, are struggling in life due to many problems such as early marriage, alcohol dependency, and prostitution among other issues.

The 120 direct employment opportunities shall be on payroll on a monthly basis after six months of completing the project. The young men will go to the aforementioned townships and collect waste once every week covering a minimum of 2,000 households, while the young women will be involved in the sorting and processing of waste. 

The project will improve the living standards of the employees, grow the business, as well as impact 5,000 children through a partnership with the primary and secondary schools in Kawale and surrounding townships.

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