Transforming community health and hygiene
Last year, Libranita attended a waste management training run by participants from a neighboring community who had taken part in the Kopi Nande project. Motivated by her peers, she immediately saw the potential for her community to establish their own garbage bank to improve conditions.
Garbage banks are places where waste with economic value can be collected, recycled and sold for additional income. To overcome poor sanitation and health practices in the community, women-led garbage banks bring awareness to good waste management while strengthening women’s leadership.
Libranita was soon elected to the management committee for the newly formed Cinta Rakyat garbage bank which is now considered to be one of the most active garbage banks in the area.
“When I am involved in the garbage bank, I feel happy and proud. We are also protecting our environment and serve as an example for others,” Libranita shares.