TakaTaka Solutions

© TakaTaka Solutions
Genre : Production
Status : Non-governmental organisation
Principal country concerned : Column : Arts and crafts

akaTaka Solutions is a Nairobi-based waste collection and resource recycling business ('TakaTaka' stands for the Kiswahili word 'waste'). Its mission is to provide affordable and environmentally friendly waste management services to all income areas'.

TakaTaka Solutions was founded in 2011 to overcome the existing waste management situation in Nairobi and beyond. Most waste in Africa's cities remains uncollected, causing severe health and environmental problems, in particular for the urban poor. In Nairobi 2.5 out of 3.5 million people cannot afford waste collection services.

By recycling and composting 80% of collected waste, TakaTaka Solutions is able to offer affordable waste collection services across all income areas. At the same time, TakaTaka Solutions offers employment to underprivileged youths from lower income areas.

TakaTaka Solutions has four brands for its different divisions:

Taka Collect

Taka Compost

Taka Textile

Taka Glass



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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