These SGBs are working to create jobs and increase prosperity in their cities while overcoming common challenges that many densely populated areas face. 

Nigeria - improving waste management 

VIDEO COURTESY OF JOAN BARDELETTI/LES GRANDS MOYENS. 

Wecyclers is a social enterprise aiming to improve waste management in informal settlements in Lagos, Nigeria. The enterprise carries out collection using delivery tricycles known as Wecycles. The waste is then sorted and delivered to local recycling plants. Wecyclers rewards families with household objects depending on the volume of waste collected, helping integrate a culture of recycling in the communities. Wecyclers has more than 3,400 partner households, has created 50 jobs and collected 525 tons of waste.

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