The Recycling Center is a
women-led social enterprise
that has increased women's
monthly income by 70%
The Naivasha Recycling and Empowerment Centre (REC) provides employment to vulnerable women in a safe space where they sort out plastic waste, grind it into flakes and sell to plastic manufacturing companies.
Across Africa, women are disproportionately affected by unsustainable, unhealthy, environmental practices. Eden deliberately empowers women and girls because we recognise the role they play in managing natural resources.
“In Kenya, women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families.”
Trash, or 'taka taka' in Kiswahili, does not need to pollute our environment!
Eden Thriving supports jobless youth to create innovative eco-friendly products and services which provide real solutions to local problems while restoring the land and improving livelihoods.
Eden co-founder, Kym Arensen, designed a waste management solution that turns trash into beautiful and useful structures. Trash that cannot be turned into plastic flakes, can become beautiful Taka Taka benches, buildings, or sheds.