Friday, 17 January 2014

Money made from scavenging at city dumpsite

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Lugongo Juma & Kagoma Alex of Saut

Mwanza. To some people, it could be mere trash yet to others it is a lucrative business. At Mkolani Ward’s Buhongwa dumpsite in Nyamagana District, you are likely to see a number of people scavenging for garbage.

One of them is a 15-year-old girl who has been collecting used plastic bottles and plastic bags for three years now. “The business pays,” she says. She earns Sh150 from every kilogramme of plastic bottles she sells.

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