How We're Making an Impact: Stats & Stories
Here are some examples of how Eco Brixs is making a difference in Uganda. We're having a major impact on both the environment and the community!
The Key Stats
The Amount of Plastic Waste We've Removed from the Environment so far...
How much money we've paid out to the local community so far...
How much money we've paid out to those with disabilities and living below the poverty line...
The number of Eco Clubs we've set up so far in local schools...
Total number of students in all our Eco Clubs currently...
The Individual Stories
Mukalazi has joined our team to manage our Collection Recycling Centre in Masaka Town Market. As part of the Disability Union, he was recommended by Ssali Edward who is already part of our team.
Mukalazi was struggling to support his family of 4 through his business of making and selling sandals. But now with the support of our recycling program, he can run his sandal making service in the same place as he works for us. And as he is working in the centre of the market he is expecting to see an increase in his trade whilst also earning a wage for his work, which helps to clean up the environment in Masaka.
“I now have money to support my family and I feel even more a part of the community being based in the market. I get to talk to lots of people and make friends as I work.”
Agilen & Madinah
Agilen (4 years old) and Madinah (9 years old) were abandoned by their mother at a young age and left in probation office in Masaka. Luckily, they were connected with Charity Project, SMILE, which took over their care. However, the project's resources are limited and they can not cater for school fees, alongside basic care such as food and accommodation.
However, by collecting plastic and bringing it to Eco Brixs, they are able to raise money for their school fees and attend education. In the words of Madinah:
“I collect the plastic to give money to SMILE so as I can go to school. “I like school because I learn new things.”
Niona, the Treasurer of SMILE said on this:
“SMILE in 2016 lost its prime supporter who was paying school fees. Since then, it has been a struggle to raise money for school fees. The recycling program now gives us an opportunity to sustainably find schools fees. Agillen and Madinah are examples of two who have been able to go back to school”