Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
The City Garbage Recyclers
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Andrew Macharia's work was prepared when Andrew Macharia was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Adrew Macharia passed away in 2011, but his work and the management of the Nairobi City Garbage Collectors continues under the management of his daughter Hellen Mumbi Macharia. A former truck driver who has for years been keenly aware of garbage piled up along the roadsides, Andrew Macharia is stimulating citizens to respond to the waste management crises that face most East African cities.
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