Pan India organization addressing basic needs of poor. Turning urban discard into rural development resource.
Work and Achievements
Some of the works that we do at Goonj:
Annually deal with over 3000tones of material; from clothes, school material to old doors, windows and computers.
Over 2500 development activities taken up under Cloth for work (CFW), in the last year.
GOONJ’s ‘Rahat’ initiative is known for its systematic approach in large scale relief & rehabilitation work with many innovative approaches.
Over 4 million sanitary pads produced out of waste cloth & reached to villages/slums across India as a viable solution & powerful tool to open up taboo subject of menses!!
Over 6,00,000Kgs of throw away waste cloth converted into traditional mattress/quilt (Sujni) as large scale income generation activity in villages
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Feb 2018 : AIMA (All India Management Association) Award to Mr. Anshu Gupta
July'16: CNBC TV18 Young Turks Change Agent awardto Anshu Gupta
July15: Ramon Magsaysay Award to Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder Goonj for Transforming giving as a developmental approach.
Nov'14: Goonj wins Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award.
Aug'14: Asia's leading English magazine 'The Top 10 of Asia' featured Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder Goonj among Asia's top 10 social entrepreneurs.
July'14: Goonj is one amongst 'The Purpose Economy 100 Asia' list.
July'14: Goonj chosen among 100 leading Global Green Innovations of The prestigious think tank SUSTAINIA
Feb'14: Goonj gets a place among The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in India in a listing by Fast Company
Nov'12: 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Anshu Gupta, Founder Goonj, by Schwab Foundation
July'12: GOONJ chosen as 'Game Changing Innovation' by NASA and US State Dept.
June'12: GDN Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project
Feb'12: GOONJ won Edelgive award in health & well- being category.
Fund Utilisation Statement
To support Goonj’s work across remote villages on water, infrastructure, sanitation, education, women health etc; To fill gaps in accessibility of education like school material in schools, To improve menstrual hygiene in rural/slum India with cotton sanitary pads(MY Pad),