Through our Lamu Recycling Solution Project, we do environmental protection work by raising the population's awareness of the problems experienced by the island and produce a range of recycled products that meet Fair Trade standards.


A clean and safe environment is a right, not a privilege. Environmental degradation is perhaps the most obvious problem in Lamu. Rubbish has accumulated in many parts of the island. This litter is a breeding ground for many diseases, skin infections, mosquito breeding, etc. Many factors are behind this problem: lack of awareness amongst the population, poor infrastructure, lack of public budget, etc.

In Afrikable's schools, the environment forms part of the curriculum as a learning objective. It is about getting to understand their immediate environment and, through observation and critical debate, forming conclusions about how they might act as individuals and a group to improve their environment.

They take part in awareness activities, separate waste, work together to collect rubbish in their play area, draw their play area before and after the rubbish has been picked up, take part in discussions, compare places that are clean and well kept with others which are not, and so on.

lamu-recycling-sun-rope womenIn 2010, the fair trade program was extended with the Lamu Recycling Solution Project, where the main course of action continues to be promoting employment and improving the lives of women at risk of social exclusion.

The LRS Project consists of a group of women living in extreme poverty. Belonging to the Orma tribe, they have been displaced from the interior and come to Lamu to escape poverty. In Lamu, they usually live on private farms where the owners let them build their traditional ‘bandas’. These are made out of palm leaves, measure around 10 m², and the entire family of around 6 to 8 people lives there. They have no bath, shower, running water or electricity. Their average income ranges from €0 to €0.80 per family per day.

products processingRecycled products are made from material collected from the streets and the beach: plastic bags, used oil, bottle caps, plastic bottles, broken pottery, wood from old boats, etc. We produce soap from used oil, crochet bags from plastic bags, and rope, also from plastic bags, which is then made into baskets, mats, hammocks, etc. We also make handbags and accessories from plastic bottles, jewellery from broken pottery, etc.

To find out more about our recycled products, click here to download our


Or visit our online shop/recycling section.

Environmental protection in Spain

Aceite Solidario

Solidary Oil

We have recently signed a partnership agreement with RastroSolidario to collect used oil of plant origin in Spain and for its subsequent treatment, mainly set aside for Biodiesel production. Accordingly, the greenhouse gas emission (facing its oil-based equivalent) is reduced to a 50%. In addition, it does not contain sulphates, which are responsible for acid rain.

To download the complete presentation of this new initiative click here:.

pdf-iconAfrikable’s Solidary Oil Presentation

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Afrikable is a Spanish charitable organisation, registered in the National Register of Associations under number 1/1/594088 and in the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID)'s Register of Non-Governmental Organisations under number 2033.


In Kenya our association is called Afrika Able Organization and is registered with Kenya's NGO Coordination Board under number 10976.


  • Lamu, Kenia.
    Madrid, Spain
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