Not Just a Piece of Cloth | Ayoka

by parulgupta8ue on Apr 18, 2009      Category: Others Tags: poverty goonj clothes dignity

Left: Making use of tsunami wastage. Right: Women converting torn jeans into school bags.

Left: Making use of tsunami wastage. Right: Women converting torn jeans into school bags.

Goonj is a unique resource mobilization initiative providing clothes and other basic amenities to millions in the far-flung villages of India by turning one’s wastage into a resource for another. Initiated in 1998 with just 67 clothes, today Goonj sends over 20,000 kgs of material every month. 

A force of over 300 volunteers, Goonj is implementing its various initiatives through over 150 grassroot organisations, panchayats, Ashoka fellows & social activists in parts of 20 states of the country. Goonj has recently been awarded the  'Indian NGO of the year' award for its governance and practices.

For more information about Goonj, please check out their website at: http://www.goonj.org/

I wasn't able to embed the video here, but it is a must-watch.  Watch this video at Ayoka Productions

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I have been voluntarily involved with many NGOs in India since 2002. I strongly believe that all of us can do more by coming together, sharing ideas and working together to address social issues! A techie by training - I have a Bachelor of Technology from IIT Bombay and Masters of Science from U.....read more

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hemant.mohapatra's picture

Fabulous story!!

Chandni's picture

My tweet:

To donate to GOONJ, an important movement that channelises vital resources to rural areas in India via recycling: http://hop.im/kC

Posted here:

http://twitter.com/FundACause

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