Anshu Gupta, Founder and Director of Goonj, was announced as the winner of the 2012 Schwab Foundation India Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, announced the award at a ceremony in Delhi, ahead of the World Economic Forum.
Goonj channels unused materials lying idle in urban homes, to the far-flung villages of India as an important economic resource. Although they deal with all kinds of underutilized material their prime focus is clothing, one of the most ignored basic needs of human kind.
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