Initiated by the ADDEV association, close to hundred jobs have been created for the benefit of women living in disadvantaged areas of Madagascar.
The waste and plastics collection project is helping both women of Madagascar and its green economy.
Loads of paper, cardboard and plastics waste from the industries contribute to the pile of daily garbage. The waste is recyclable and this is where ADDEV came up with waste collection project.
The association brings citizens, businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations under one roof. The association works with women from lower background to collect plastic and paper waste.
The selected women for the project go to ADDEV member companies and collect their waste, as a part of the operating circuit. Then, Ecologik Madagascar develops recycling activities for paper and plastics. The waste is then recycled and transformed. Ecologik Madagascar then ensures the remuneration of these women waste reclaimers. The women are then paid according to the amount of waste provided.
The women are first given training on sorting the waste along with entrepreneurial management so that they can improve their skills. The goal of the project is to make them self-sufficient so as to be able to manage their own collection business. Along with the training, the women are provided with safety equipment such as boots and gloves. The women under the training are also given literary sessions by Teach for Madagascar, as most of these women workers are illiterate.