The government has opened doors to investors, and that has helped the younger generation with access to more jobs. We give jobs to these young people from Paje, and from the neighboring villages.
The government has also completely eliminated plastic bags on the island. At one time, little blue bags completely littered the beaches, Now you’ll see shop owners using reusable cloth bags but there needs to be a big recycling center to help with the water bottle problem.
We do our part here at Hakuna Majiwe through our own recycling program. We collect plastic water bottles and sell it to a businessman from Stone Town, who then sells them to a recycling company in town. The proceeds go to the staff welfare fund. This is a great incentive for them.