Who We Are
Manja Pamodzi is a recycling initiative supported by the Zambian Breweries and the Millennium Challenge Account. The project aims to financially empower women and create more jobs through collecting and recycling of uncollected waste. Above all, our objective is to attain clean, and healthy cities in Zambia.
How We Work
Manja Pamodzi operates through a value chain that consists of three main, or key players, namely, collectors, aggregators and processors. The collectors go out into compounds and gather uncollected waste. The waste is then separated based on the following categories: High Density Poly-ethene (HDPEs) like Super Shake packs, Poly-ethene (PET) like plastic bottles of Sprite, Fanta and Coca-Cola as well as cartons such as Chibuku packs.
After collecting and separating, the collectors then sell the waste to the aggregators who are currently found in George, Mtendere, Chunga, Chawarma, Kalale and N’gombe compounds. In turn, the aggregators sell off the recyclable materials to processing companies who use the materials to make new items such plastic plates and pipes (from HDPEs and PET), egg trays as well as household items such as toilet tissue (from carton).
About AB InBev in Zambia
Zambian Breweries Plc, along with its sister companies National Breweries and Heinrich’s Syndicate, is part of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest brewer in the world, with more than 400 beer brands and some 200,000 employees in over 50 countries. It is also one of the world’s largest bottlers of soft drinks.
Zambian Breweries was established in Zambia in 1968 and its product range has grown to include clear beers such as Mosi Lager, Castle, Carling Black Label and Eagle beer, as well as the Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes brands.
National Breweries produces the Chibuku brand opaque beer, while Heinrich’s makes the popular Maheu Super Shake range.
AB InBev’s has a sustainable development agenda that builds on 3 pillars: A Growing World, A Cleaner World and a Healthier World and in the cleaner world is Manja Pamodzi.
Manja Pamodzi is a community-based initiative that is helping to clean up post-consumer packaging waste in Lusaka, improving sanitation and hygiene as a result.
The project is achieving this by supporting a network of collectors and aggregators in Ngombe, Chawama, Kamwala, Matero, George/Lilanda, Mutendere, Kalikiliki, Kalale, Chunga – thus generating enterprise and alleviating poverty
The Manja Pamodzi is supported by Zambian Breweries plc, National Breweries and Heinrich’s Syndicate in partnership with MCA-Zambia, the Lusaka City Council and others.
About MCA – Zambia
MCA-Zambia has been established under the laws of Zambia as a company limited by guarantee, designated by the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) as the Accountable Entity to implement the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Project. This has been funded by the United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The Compact agreement between MCC and GRZ was signed on May 10, 2012.
The Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation & Drainage Project
The Government of United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Republic of Zambia, acting through its Government (the “Government” or “GRZ”) signed a Millennium Challenge Compact on May 10, 2012 ( “the Compact”) that sets forth the terms and conditions upon which the MCC has provided funding not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Four Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand Six Hundred and Forty United States Dollars (US $354,757, 640) to the Government, ( “MCC Funding”) for the Millennium Challenge Account program assistance to advance economic growth and reduce poverty in Zambia. The Millennium Challenge Account Zambia Limited, (MCA-Zambia) and MCC are currently implementing the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) Project. The LWSSD project is going to improve water supply, sanitation and drainage in select communities within Lusaka city with a target of over 1.2 million people.