Manyala: The waste collector

Isiah Odhiambo Manyala is a 28-year old entrepreneur who decided that something needed to be done to tackle the growing amounts of solid waste being discarded in his neighbourhood. There, in the Obunga informal settlement in Kisumu, neither sanitation nor sustainable solid waste management infrastructures are provided. Though they find their own solutions to creating safe and healthy environments, its home-grown waste-pickers face many challenges. Isiah and the young people with whom he works have now begun advising the local government of Kisumu County Directorate of Climate Change on how communities can help their city to manage waste sustainably, to support their health, their environment, and their livelihoods.

Filmed in Kisumu in December 2020 by for

  • Joy Obuya
  • Mark Njoroge
  • Aarathi Prasad
  • Isiah Odhiambo Manyala
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    January 20, 2022
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    2,500 GBP
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Director Biography - Joy Obuya

Joy Obuya is the Founder and CEO of Eyeris Communications Limited, a communications solutions company based in Nairobi Kenya. She founded Eyeris in 2009 after graduating from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya. Between 2009 and 2012, Joy was involved in filming and directing music videos, short films and TV programmes. She is now a Development Communication Specialist and focuses on producing human interest documentary films and photographs.

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