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Goonj - Innovation for India Award winner


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A quick case study on Goonj's Social innovation. Goonj won an Innovation for India award at the Marico Innovation's Foundations award night.

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Goonj - Innovation for India Award winner

  1. 1. GOONJ(Social innovations)<br />
  2. 2. GOONJ<br />Context:<br /><ul><li>Clothing is not a key part of development agenda, globally.
  3. 3. Discarded clothes, considered a waste in cities, is invaluable in resource starved rural India. </li></li></ul><li>GOONJ<br />GOONJ<br />Donation<br />Individuals<br />Organisations<br />Collection Camps organised by GOONJ<br />> 100 person organisation.<br />Operating in over 21 states across India.<br />Partnering with over 150 organisations.<br />Collection<br />Homes of volunteers<br />Local collection centres<br />First level sorting done here<br />Processing and Packaging<br />Unusable Material<br />Converted into items like handbags, mats etc.<br />Made into sanitary napkins: Not Just a Piece of Cloth Program<br />Usable Material<br />Sorted<br />Cleaned<br />Packaged<br />Dispatch and Transportation<br />Disaster relief work<br />Normal Circumstances<br />To end beneficiaries through local partner organisations<br />Cloth-for-work Program<br />
  4. 4. GOONJ<br />Difference between the conventional method and GOONJ<br />
  5. 5. GOONJ<br />Impact:<br /><ul><li>At a scale of 3 million pieces of clothes a year, it costs only 97 paisa per piece for collecting, cleaning, sorting and transporting.
  6. 6. Deals with over 50 tonnes of material dispatch every month
  7. 7. Produces about 200,000 sanitary napkins every month
  8. 8. Responding to disasters from 1999:
  9. 9. First and largest responder during floods in Bihar in 2008. </li></li></ul><li>Congratulations GOONJ<br />