By giving people cash for every kilogram of plastic they bring to us, we're incentivising recycling and help those below the poverty line
Agilen & Madinah
Income Opportunities - Empowering Individuals
Agilen (4 years old) and Madinah (9 years old) were abandoned by their mother, and are now supported by a project called SMILE who provide for their basic needs. Unfortunately, the limited resources of the organisation mean they are unable to cover school fees for the girls.
However, the students have taken it upon themselves to fund their own education! With the support of SMILE, they often collect plastic and bring it to Eco Brixs, which helps them to raise enough money to attend school and obtain an education.
"The recycling program now gives us an opportunity to sustainably fund schools fees"
- Niona, the Treasurer of SMILE