A friend at the UN researching nongovernmental organizations sent me this link today, to The Association for the Protection of the Environment (A.P.E.).

Garbage seperation project

Garbage seperation project

Since 1984 this NGO has worked to organize Egyptian garbage collecting families in and around Cairo. They run a composting center, health programs for mothers and children and a paper recycling program. They also coordinate a series of microfinance activities, helping families make and sell rag rugs, patchwork and recycled stationary. The funds raised go into community projects like new roads, schools, clinics and tree planting. Sadly, the links to buy their goods don’t seem to work or I would pimp them here.


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