In a nutshell about Goonj- talk at NASA


Session at NASA Using urban waste streams as a powerful development resource in rural India, Goonj is dedicated to saving lives, empowering people, and ensuring dignity for the under-served poor in rural India. Through its activities, Goonj helps to create a parallel economy that is not ‘cash based’, but ‘trash based’.

What's makes Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta's social work unique?

Anshu Gupta: Empowering poor communities through clothing


2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta runs Goonj, a non-governmental organization that sees clothing not just as a basic need but as a sustainable development resource for the poor.

Ted Talk IIM ranchi

NDTV Interview After Ramon Magsaysay

Ted Talk Nizammuddin

4th NCSE @ XLRI - Anshu Gupta (Founder Director, GOONJ...)

This year at Inspiratie- Anshu Gupta, founder-Goonj. — at NIT,Durgapur.


Session at NASA Using urban waste streams as a powerful development resource in rural India, Goonj is dedicated to saving lives, empowering people, and ensuring dignity for the under-served poor in rural India. Through its activities, Goonj helps to create a parallel economy that is not ‘cash based’, but ‘trash based’.

Anshu Gupta of Goonj talks about the importance of clothing

Interview with adevelopedworld.com The odd pair of pants, a faded t-shirt, an old sweater, or an unused – these are just some of the items probably lying in your closet that could save a life. A Developed World’s Wee Shu Ting meets Anshu Gupta, an Ashoka fellow and the founder of GOONJ, who gave up his corporate career to start a massive recycling movement in India to provide for the basic needs of India’s rural poor.

Youth ki awaaz- Interview

BBC Hindi- Anshu & Meenakshi Guptha Founder of Goonj

My Big Plunge Featuring 'Goonj' on its Urban Trash Based Rural Innovation


A video series by ‘My Big Plunge’ featuring individuals with the heart and might to take the big plunge and start their own ventures. This series is a celebration of their stories that have shaped their venture and could help others embarking on their entrepreneurial journey..

Goonj- Discard to Dignity

Global Oneness

Films on GOONJ by Global oneness Anshu Gupta is the founder of Goonj, a volunteer-run recycling center in New Delhi. Anshu shows how Goonj recycles garments to provide clothes, schoolbags, sanitary napkins and other amenities for India’s poor. Anshu offers a heartfelt appeal to be mindful of the unused clothing taking space in your closet right now, and what a treasure it could be for someone in need. Click here for more

Cloth for Work


Interview at GDN’s Japanese AwardGOONJ’s ‘Cloth for work’ initiative won the prestigious ‘GDN’s Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project’ in a worldwide search and selection !! It is certainly an important step in establishing old clothes and other material as a powerful development resource much beyond a traditional charitable object !! Thanks to all for being with us..

The Invisible Disaster: A talk at INK Conference