While most people know Goonj’s disaster relief work but few know about our livelihood generation work using huge quantities of disaster wastage. Started in 2005 after the Tsunami with 100 trucks of cloth leftover on Tamil Nadu roads to recent Kerala floods where Goonj took up big containers of waste cloth and partnered with Kuthumbshree, (a SHG led by thousands of Kerela women), to create employment for hundreds of women who have made large quantities of cloth quilts, sitting mats, School bags etc. for rural India.
With your Material, Money Matters as Goonj uses money for logistics and admin while urban surplus material is used as a powerful development resource to trigger this work.
More in our annual report: http://bit.ly/GoonjAR1819