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Ivory Coast
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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Working in the poorer sections of Cote dIvoires capital, Abidjan, that are not served by public trash collection services, Joseph NGata has pioneered a cost-effective youth-based model for municipal trash collection.

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Joseph N'Gata has found a simple, economically sustainable solution to the problem of garbage collection in underserved neighborhoods in Abidjan that simultaneously provides a formative "first job" for unemployed youth.Working in poor neighborhoods that lack city services, he employs teams of local young people who go house to house collecting garbage for a small fee and taking it to special drop-off points where city services transport it to official dumps. He is now bringing his system to other neighborhoods and working closely with municipal authorities to show them how this inexpensive and efficient system can work in their areas.