Cloth Based Employment

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$ 26 Raised
out of $ 32,667

249 Days Left

1 Supporter

$ 26 Raised
out of $ 32,667

249 Days Left

1 Supporter


The recent Oxfam report suggests that more than 46 million Indians have fallen into extreme poverty in 2021. Additionally, 1 million tonnes of textile waste is generated in the country every year, costing billions of rupees for disposal. At Goonj we use this underutilized urban discard as a means to generate livelihood through the processing and upcycling of material. Out of these, even the material that cannot be reused such as oversized or see-through clothes, shreds of cloth, reels of cassettes, etc are used to create products like aasans (sitting mat), cloth sanitary napkins, daris, rugs, sujini (quilt/mattress) that when channelized to rural areas can elevate material poverty.


Our Model

  • Through Goonj’s collection camps, dropping, and processing centers 9000+ tonnes of material get collected and processed annually
  • Material that cannot be channelized directly is upcycled into cloth-based products. Through this lakhs of man-days of employment are generated. Additionally, ignored and marginalized communities become producers for themselves.
  • The products created and processed in these centers are channelized to rural areas as rewards and used as a catalyst to trigger large-scale development work in the most ignored pockets of India.

“After my husband’s death, I had no way of supporting my family. I began making Sujnis for Goonj and saved enough money to open a small shop in my village. My shop has been open a month and I am proud to be supporting my three children with my business” - Baby Devi


Contribute to our initiative and let us take forward the mission of empowering more women like Baby Devi through dignified and sustainable cloth-based livelihood opportunities. 


As per the Indian guidelines, to share the 80 G tax exemption certificate it is mandatory to note address and PAN number.

As per Indian guidelines, organizations will have to mandatorily generate certificate 10BE for contributors. For this, contributors must provide their complete address and a Govt recognized unique identification number.

All Indian contributions made to GOONJ are eligible for tax exemption of 50% u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

For any queries, write to us on
or call us on 011 -41401216,011-26972351

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For All Indian Nationals

Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd.
A/c Name: Goonj
A/c No : 04801450000130
A/c Type : Savings Account
Swift Code: HDFCINBB
IFSC Code: HDFC0000480
MICR Code: 110 240 072
Bank Address: Plot No-9, H & J Block,
LSC, Sarita Vihar,
New Delhi-110076

By Cheque/Draft

Please make your cheque/draft in the name of GOONJ and send it to J-93, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-110076

For All Foreign Passport Holders

Bank – SBI
A/c Name – Goonj
A/c No – 39999163028
A/c Type : FCRA Savings Account
Branch Code – 00691
IFSC – SBIN0000691
Bank Address :FCRA Cell,
4th Floor, State Bank of India,
New Delhi Main Branch,
11, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001