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Hi Suraj,
This is an amazing idea! I love the way you are looking to addd plastic collection and processing to your business model so that you can create job opportunities for single women. The organization I work with, Thread, supports a network of plastic collectors in Haiti, and we are also working to strengthen the collection and processing system so that it provides dignified, formal jobs: Tackling Child Labor in Plastic Collection in Haiti . I was wondering how your plans are coming for building out the collection portion of the model. Will you be employing people to do the collection, or does Kathmandu already have a pretty well developed waste collection system that you can tap into? I hope we can connect! I think we could share some ideas.
Best,
Nicole

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Nicole commented on The Motheo Project (The beginning of something great)

Hi Boitumelo,
This is a very cool project! I love the way you are shifting the focus for kids from money to innovation and creativity as a means to achieve their goals! I'm wondering what kind of plastics you use for your projects, and where you get your raw materials from. Do you have an idea of what the environmental impact of your program might be as well? Best of luck to you!
Nicole

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Nicole commented on Change Plastic from Annoying Garbage to Income Source

Hi Surya,
Thanks for sharing your idea with the world! We are working with plastic collectors in Haiti. The material coming out of our supply chain is used to make a number of products, included recycled polyester fabric. I'm interested to know whether there are networks of people already working in plastic collection in Jakarta, or whether you will need to encourage plastic collection. We have some experience with this, so please let us know if we can be helpful!
Best wishes,
Nicole