RecyclePoints

Financial Inclusion
Regional Finalist

Region

Africa

Year

2018

Social

RecyclePoints is Nigeria’s foremost waste recycling and social benefit venture. Unemployed citizens, mostly women and youths in rural and low-income communities, subscribe to their WastePickers Initiative (WPI) for free to earn daily income from gathering recyclable waste and trading them through a recycling platform for monetary rewards. The WPI program fosters financial inclusion and allows Wastepickers to build a credit profile.