Cloth for Work

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Cloth is given as a motivation, with dignity, to people working on their own community issues. We turn age old charitable cloth into a resource for much needed development work in Indian villages.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Issues like road repair, drainage cleaning, building schools, cleaning of wells and other water; critical for agriculture and household use, remain neglected in the absence of funds, manpower and political will. The villagers are the ultimate sufferers. Vast stocks of clothes and other things are lying idle in cities while the poor in the villages struggle for the basics. In ‘Cloth for Work’ villages take up a development activity and get clothes as a motivation instead of as a donation.

How will this project solve this problem?

-Briefing partner groups to understand the value of cloth & how it can promote development work -Village level meetings to form a consensus on the issues to work on -Tree plantation, cleaning of wells, making new schools, land cultivation etc

Potential Long Term Impact

Since villagers work on issues identified by them there is a big sense of ownership for that work; whether its cleaning their surroundings or cultivating a patch of rocky land, the self initiated activities have high sustainability.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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New Delhi, Delhi, India

Project Leader

Anshu Gupta

Founder-Director, GOONJ
NEW DELHI, New Delhi India

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