Doing good is a collective responsibility
- Anshu Gupta
Founder Director, Goonj..
Anshu Gupta, popularly known as the Clothing Man is the Founder of an Indian based nonprofit – Goonj. One of India’s leading social entrepreneurs Anshu brings to the table an instinctive empathy and connect with people, moving the focus from the conventional – giver’s pride to the unconventional – receiver’s dignity. Asia’s Noble, the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award 2015, conferred to him credited him for “his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity”.
The 12th Jagriti Yatra of 400 Yatris was at Goonj on 5th Jan. We wish a big ‘Lagey Raho’ to each one!! You are always welcome at Goonj if you want to replicate Goonj’s model and start something of your own anywhere.! We will be more than happy to share our learnings and help you set up. Sharing some glimpses…
A new space is emerging.. Something interesting is happening.. Last week as the 3rd edition of ‘Baithak’ kicked off at Goonj Delhi center.. It saw the coming together of Founders & Co-Founders from 19 different organizations working on wide-ranging issues from Education to Livelihood to Mental health. The atmosphere was informal and inclusive and the discussions were around collective sharing of challenges, strategies, and ideas between like-minded people.
Goonj’s Chaupal traveled to Dubai to celebrate our 20th year with a dedicated group of supporters, well-wishers, and volunteers who have stood with us all along.