What we do

We run climate smart projects to reach our goals

OUR SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

Professional Garbage collection service

We offer professional garbage collection services, termed “Usafi Mtaani Project”, in Machakos and its environs. Garbage is collected once a week and clients are provided with convenient waste bins or environmentally friendly garbage bags for proper waste handling at a fee of two hundred shillings only per household.

 

Sanitary bin collection service

From small businesses to government facilities, Green life Africa has the solutions to meet your washroom needs. We carter for sanitary towels disposal in commercial buildings, schools and institutions. We install and change sanitary bins regularly depending on our customer needs maintaining high level of sanitation. Get a free quote by booking our service.

 

Trash2Cash project

Youth account for a third of Machakos population yet they have the largest percentage of unemployment. When youth are unemployed for long periods, they are likely to engage in anti-social behavior. This situation presents youth as needy, helpless and unprepared to make any contribution to national development affairs. Consequently, they are marginalized in national state policies and have a weak legal position. One of the interventions in creating sustainable employment to the youth in Machakos county is through waste management and recovery social enterprise. By applying the ‘polluter pay principle’ the youth can create a social enterprise that focus on management of waste and recovery in major towns.

Green life Africa implements Trash2Cash project in Machakos town. The project has employed 10 youth who collect garbage and an additional of 3 youth involved in recycling of used papers.

The 4R project

We aim to inspire Children to love the world they live in. Children absorb information better when they are actually involved, using their own creativity and using practical ways to learn. To encourage more children in the community to become involved, Green life Africa runs the 4R project (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Remember) which makes environmental conservation fun and exciting.

The project is in a competition form, where each green team and other students wanting to be part, will be tasked to come up with a project using the 3R’s. They are expected to recycle waste materials to come up with new creative products. They send a short video, maximum 3 minutes, explaining the problem, their idea including the solution and how it can help.   

 

 

Mti yangu challenge

.Kenya loses 52,000 hectares of forest trees every year for biomass – that’s about the equivalent of 15,000 football fields. In Machakos, the high demand for charcoal, timber and electric poles from neighboring communities like Nairobi, Arthi river and Thika has resulted in a major felling of trees. This impacts water availability, air quality, soil erosion and agriculture, biodiversity and even local weather patterns. To continue in this direction is not sustainable.

 

It is against this background that Green Life Africa initiated the MTI YANGU CHALLENGE campaign which targets to plant 1Million trees in Machakos county by 2024.  The campaign challenges individuals to take environmental responsibility and plant trees during their birthdays based on the number of years they have lived. It is both promoted online, on ground and on air.

Biodiversity restoration

Seeds are the first link in the food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution. As such it is our inherent duty and responsibility to protect them and to pass them on to future generations. It is evident from the current trends that the indigenous fruit trees are becoming extinct with the adoption of genetically modified seeds.

This poses a threat to fruit biodiversity and food security if action is not taken.

The fruit tree sovereignty for school’s project is based on seed sovereignty for the community. The aim is to have a conserved biodiversity of fruit trees that thrive well in the region for future food security and nutrition. The genetically modified seed science presents itself in an enormous scope to our farmers being a threat to the indigenous fruit trees. It is thus wise for a collective action to have a common seed bank for our fruits.