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Cause Category:
Social, Civic & Community Development
Telephone:
7718837371 / 7045608040
Website:
www.goonj.org
Address: Goonj 6 B Raju Indust. Estate Penkarpada NE Dahisar Checknaka Dahisar East Mumbai 401104
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Aligned to the following Sustainable Development Goals

Who We Are

Goonj (www.goonj.org), founded in 1999 by Magsaysay award winner Mr. Anshu Gupta, works on poverty alleviation, rural development, and disaster relief & rehab, by using the cities’ discards as a fuel for wide-spread development work across villages in India, creating a barter between two new currencies - the urban underutilized material, and, the efforts of rural communities who work on the neglected issues around water, sanitation, menstrual health and hygiene, nutrition, local infrastructure, etc. Working with a strong network of 600+ grassroots partners, in the last 8 years (2014-2022), we have reached out to more than 12 million people, facilitated 55,000+ development activities and channelized more than 45 million kgs of material across 31 states & UTs of India.

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Our Fundraisers

Shahzad Barodawala

Fundraiser Bronze
` 45000
of ` 100000
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Neelima Akhtor

Fundraiser Bronze
` 44200
of ` 50000
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Saurabh Tarachand Deshmukh

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` 2000
of ` 50000
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Himanshu Khemka

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` 2000
of ` 20000
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Ankita Avinash Chauhan

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` 1601
of ` 25000
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Neha Chaubey

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` 1500
of ` 25000
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Susaana Cherian

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` 1000
of ` 50000
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Rahul Haribhau

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` 701
of ` 100000
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DATTATRAY SHANTARAM PATIL

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` 0
of ` 10000
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Anand Ramesh Khare

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` 0
of ` 10000
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Astha Anand

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` 0
of ` 25000
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VISHAL SARAF

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` 0
of ` 100000
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Suresh Kumar

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` 0
of ` 25000
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Ajit Subhashchand Kankariya

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` 0
of ` 25000
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Raising Funds For

The key issue with the education sector of India is the enormous inequality in the quality of learning environments which results in massive inequality of opportunities. Scores of children leave schools for unimaginable reasons like lack of notebook, pencil, water bottle or inability of parents to pay the recurring expense of stationery which are abundantly available in urban schools. There is also a major disconnect amongst city kids in understanding rural India and its problems which results in them discarding a lot of under-utilized learning material.

The children in these 2 years of COVID-19 have also experienced severe disruption in their education. Moreover, the economic backwardness leading from recurring natural disasters in the last 2-3 years has compounded their problems. The communities by the time they stand up on their feet, are hit by the next disaster. Post-disaster the entire focus is on the relief of the families while long-term rehabilitation issues of education along with livelihood remain ignored. The children belonging to families who are reeling under acute material poverty have immense material gaps in terms of need-based stationery, bags, etc. Similarly, the formal and informal centres of learning such as schools, Anganwadi, etc. need infrastructural support such as fencing, kitchen gardens, ground levelling, clean toilets, etc.

Goonj`s award-winning School to School initiative is addressing the educational needs of thousands of remote and resource-starved village/slum schools by channelizing under-utilised material of the city`s affluent schools not as material to distribute but as a tool to bring about comprehensive behaviour change in both the recipients as well as the contributors. School to School builds a relationship of empathy and dignity between urban and rural children, on two opposite sides of a big divide of resources and opportunities. Urban children learn to value their abundant resources as they become more aware of another India. Rural children learn about achievement as Goonj’s school material brings together all stakeholders; teachers, parents and the village community.

Fund Utilization in 2023

Total funds raised in 2023 - INR 899198

Project NameRural Community and Household Development
Amount Utilized (INR)899198
Project DescriptionCommunity Mobilization – A time-tested strength of Goonj, a tool through which decision-making is put into the hands of the communities. Each year thousands of community development projects are being taken up and communities are encouraged to work on their local issues on water, community hygiene, sanitation, access, local infra, water, plantations, kitchen gardens, etc. As sustainable solutions for livelihood, communities are engaged in development activities in the non-farm activity days and receive daily utility materials such as clothing, toys, footwear and other household essentials in the form of Family Kits as a reward for their labour.

Cloth for Work: With its time-tested model of involving communities to address their issues, Goonj initiated its Cloth for Work initiative in the Ranchi, Dhanbad & Bokaro districts of Jharkhand. Here, people work on improving their local ecosystem and in turn receive the family kits with dignity, instead of receiving help in the form of charitable activity. The issues of the communities have mostly revolved around environment, water, sanitation, etc.
LocationsBokaro > Jharkhand (JH),Dhanbad > Jharkhand (JH),Ranchi > Jharkhand (JH)
CausesEnvironment > Water Conservation,Environment > Waste management &Clean up ,Health > Sanitation & hygiene,Health > Nutrition
Beneficiary GroupPersons with Disabilities,Tribal community,Others
Beneficiary DescriptionWe reached out to more than 1000 households (Approx 5000 people) of various villages of Ranch, Dhanbad & Bokaro districts of Jharkhand. These are resource-deprived communities in rural India, which include daily wagers, tribal communities, persons with disabilities etc.
Impact− Improvement or creation of community infrastructure resulting in the building of natural capital such as ponds, check dams, kitchen gardens, wells, farms, etc.
− Better quality of life and economic condition - with basic needs material at no monetary costs rural families save their meager resources for other urgent needs like health, food, debt-related issues etc. thus, impacting migration and earning opportunities.
− Self-sustainable model, fostering sustained employability, entrepreneurship and revitalizing of Rural Economy
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Nutrition garden was made by the locals (tribal community) of Pungi Village, District Ranchi to have regular access to fresh vegetables and to generate the additional source of income. The participants were rewarded with Family kit for their hard work. 44 Participants
2 In Banakati Village, District Dhanbad, community (leprosy inflicted) came together to take up sanitation activity to reduce the dangers of vector-borne diseases in the area. They cleaned surroundings of water body, well, which was in bad condition. The participants received the Family kits post the activity. 31 Participants
3 Since the locals (Daily wagers/tribal community)of Chilgo Village, District Bokaro were facing the water shortage, they came together to make a check dam on a small river. This will ensure the availability of water for a longer duration and gradual increase in the water table as well. The hard work of villagers was rewarded with Family kits. 21 Participants
` 480502 of ` 5000000
Raised by 52 contributors.
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