Community Engagement and Cooperative Development in Bristout/Bobin

To establish two new cooperatives in the community of Bristout/Bobin in Port-au-Prince. The new cooperatives will own and operate a community waste management program and two new plastics recycling centers. Cooperative members will receive training in principles of cooperative management, business management, safe operation of equipment, and sorting and recycling of plastics. A cadre of male and female cooperative leaders and members will become capable of sustaining the project activities over the long term. Cooperative members will be able to disseminate knowledge to the wider community, resulting in growth of the cooperative and the recycling business. The problem of overwhelming plastics waste in the community will be addressed and the community will benefit from better waste management. Partner staff will also be trained in the use of participatory methodology in implementing cooperative development programs.

Cost: $52,000 USD
Term: Ten months
Funder/Partner: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)