The purpose of this campaign is to raise AUD$280,000 for the development of a waste management company in Blantyre, Malawi while showcasing the expected financials and operations over the next three years. Waste Gauge Ltd is a Blantyre based corporation that will provide waste removal services to customers in its targeted market.
To achieve this, the company intends on introducing itself through a pilot project approach. A pilot project is a small scale preliminary study conducted in order to evaluate feasibility, time, cost, adverse events, and effect size (statistical variability) in an attempt to predict an appropriate sample size and improve upon the study design prior to performance of a full-scale research project.
Waste Gauge has been present in the country conducting research and monitoring the market for 5 years and has come up with an operational plan that can turn around the waste collection operations in Malawi, both efficiently and effectively. The company has been closely working with Wasco International Pty Ltd, a waste management consultancy firm in Cape Town and the city council of Blantyre who have agreed in principal to work together until the project becomes fully operational, from feasibility studies to implementation.
I have created this campaign to raise funds in Aiustralia and will send the funds to my country Malawi to be used to purchase two trucks like the one below and these trucks will help us grow into a bigger company in the next 5 years.
The levels of waste pollution in our city is worrying and only leaves us to wonder just where Malawi will be in the next few years. See below attached a photo I took recently of one the rivers in the city of Blantyre, mudi river. The river used to be symbol of beauty and source of pure quality water back in the nineties but is now a polluted and bacteria infested pool!
You can hear a stench as you are driving past the mudi bridge every day as we enter the city of Blantyre. The beauty about it all is that the head of the city council agrees and highlights the worry we all have in terms of the waste situation in Malawi and sees Waste gauge as an alleviation of the problem at hand.
Below is a picture of just the very few concrete bins we have around the city of Blantyre, they are two problems associated with this system
1. They are only a few of these to cater for the amounts of waste generated in the city of Blantyre
2. They offer a big problem when wind starts blowing around them and sees the whole city filled with paper/plastics on its roads.
Part of Waste gauge's plan is to reassess and re-introduce better quality bins around the city
Waste gauge is not trying to play the blame game here or point fingers at the council, after all Waste gauge does not see the council as competition but as a partner because Waste gauge can not fully implement itself without the council's assistance. Waste gauge along with council are in dire need of your assistance in helping it achieve it's pilot approach which will not only help keep the city of Blantyre clean but will also create tonnes of employment in the process.