Abomakgereza (Recycling Hustlers)

Harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit of South Africa's informal waste entrepreneurs through functional and safer branded waste trolleys.

The problem we aim to solve:

Endemic township unemployment

The solution our project offers:

Durable carts for waste collectors while educating them on waste management services.

The impact our project had so far:

Training & equipping local informal waste collectors with basic business and entrepreneurial skills needed.


There are currently no open needs. Get in touch with Sifiso Ngobese if you can contribute and help out.

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About the project

Notwithstanding the critical role they play in creating a greener environment, informal waste pickers of South Africa use dismal tools to recover recyclables.

The trolleys South African waste pickers use pose a challenge to their daily task of recovering recyclable material. They have poor visibility when it dark and break down easily - leading them not being able to do their work and therefore earn the little income they depend on

Providing functional and safer waste trollleys that also act as mobile billboards.

We provide safer and more durable trolleys that offer advertising opportunities to companies. The project also includes a profit-share scheme where the waste pickers also share in the advertising profits. The profit share acts as an incentive to use our trolleys and also helps them to somewhat tackle their impoverished conditions.

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it”.

Benjamin Franklin



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