The main objective is to improve waste management in Antananarivo through the implementation of sustainable waste collecting systems in poor districts. Enda oi supports Fokontany and districts’ leaders to organise waste collecting systems in their area. It also accompanies them to increase people’s awareness of environmental and health issues.
In each district, a committee runs the waste collecting system. This committee hires people who remove every day bins set in the streets and empty them in the communal dumpsters. Techniques used are simple and robust: iron tripod bins with bags tied to, wheelbarrows, spades, rakes…
In order to finance the system, the committee raises a fee among the population (between 0.12 € and 0.20 € per month). The committee also plays an important role in raising awareness of good practice in waste management. In July 2007, a contest for the cleanest fokontany was organised in Antananarivo. The 2 districts of intervention of Enda oi won the 1st price.
Enda oi’s strategy is the empowerment of people in order to enable them to elaborate their own project. The staff of enda oi listens to the people and advises them so as to make more effective use of their competences. Enda oi only gives the start investment and then the collecting system is financed thanks to the fees raised in the district.
The ADQua project was launched in October 2005. By the end of June 2008, 20 districts of Antananarivo had already implemented waste collecting systems and they worked successfully. 2 200 bins had been set in the poor districts. 33,000 households (about 160,000 persons) benefited from an improved environment thanks to the waste collecting system. 120 persons had found a job in the waste collecting systems as garbage collector.