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Bank Sampah $ahabat


Mission and work:

The Bank Sampah $ahabat serves as a model organization for other groups in Ende wanting to learn how they can generate income from recycled materials;

The Bank Sampah $ahabat supports the waste management plans of the local government in Ende as well as provides a source of income generation for poor families;

The Sampah Bank $ahabat encourages residents to exchange their recyclable material for money which they can save in an account, providing access to a savings account that many clients would not have access to otherwise;

Though still in the start up phase, the Bank Sampah $ahabat has already generated interest within the community and is proving that there was clearly a market for recyclable material in Ende but previously no appropriate means for average residents to access the market;

The Bank Sampah $ahabat  continues to bring in new clients each month and with continued promotion and education is quickly developed across sub districts and becoming a pillar of waste collection in Ende; and

The Bank Sampah $ahabat facilitates the missing link between large buyers of recyclable material from outside of the Flores Island and the individuals of Ende.


Bank Sampah $ahabat is being funded by Bappeda Ende  


Presentation 2012 Bank $ampah Ende



VSO Indonesia sponsored a technical visit to San Carlo City in the Philippines for Bappeda Ende staff to learn about waste management initiatives. For the next two years there is a VSO volunteer working with Bappeda Ende and KPK to assist in the development of a long term waste management plan and help improve the current state of waste management in Ende.


 VSO has been supporting Bank Sampah $ahabat since 2011




Dr. Ellya Dewi

Director Kantor Pertamanan danKebersihan (KPK) Ende

Jl Soekarno


Phone +62.85-253-321229




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