Can urban discard be used as a tool to alleviate poverty? How can the poor be involved in evolving their own solutions with dignity? Why must we focus on the receiver’s dignity instead of the donor’s pride?
In this episode of No-Cost Extension, host Deval Sanghavi speaks to Anshu and Meenakshi Gupta, co-founders of Goonj. Goonj aims to build an equitable relationship of strength, sustenance and dignity between the cities and villages using the under-utilized urban material as a tool to trigger development with dignity, across the country.
Founded in 1999, today, Goonj works in 31+ states across India with a 1400+ team and a network of 600+ partner grassroots organizations. Their work impacts at scale issues like water, sanitation, agriculture, menstrual health, disaster response and rehabilitation. To know more about Goonj visit www.goonj.org.
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This interview was recorded in 2022.
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