Unverified non-profit organisation

GOONJ was founded in 1999. It collects goods to be delivered to the needy population of India, especially in the aftermath of disasters.

Some of the main initiatives of Goonj are based on the following:
• Just by re-using our old clothes the problem of clothing for the poor can be solved to a very large extent.
• Cloth is given as a motivation, with dignity, to people working on their own community issues. Goonj turn age old charitable cloth into a resource for much needed development work in Indian villages.
• By providing a small piece of clean cloth to a village woman, they prevent a multitude of hygiene problems.
• ‘GOONJ’s mission is to make clothing a matter of concern. All their products are made from the last strands and shreds of the cloth, paper and other household material we get after sorting out the wearable, usable stuff. This product is made out of torn cloth/jeans, audio tapes etc. people discard in droves. There are no designer minds at work; it’s largely the ingenuity of our own minds.’

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Year established


About this organisation

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: India

Global issues

Disasters and humanitarian affairs ; Food security and nutrition; Shelter, housing, all (3)

Goods categories

Apparel & fashion; Arts, crafts & toys; Food & beverage; Home all (6)

Business sectors