Social entrepreneur and Magsaysay Award winner Anshu Gupta on trash-based parallel economy

Friday, July 15, 2016

WALTHAM, MA—In India, he is simply known as the Clothing Man. He is a social entrepreneur and the recipient of prestigious Ramon Magsaysay.  In 1998, Anshu Gupta left his corporate job and founded GOONJ with a mission to make clothing a matter of concern and to bring it among the list of subjects for the development sector.

In an exclusive video interview with INDIA New England News, Gupta talks about his journey, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and growing opportunities in the social enterprise sector in India and worldwide.

Gupta’s work with GOONJ goes to a core challenge of today: the growing gap between the urban prosperity and rural poverty. He has taken the menacing growth of urban waste and used it effectively and efficiently as a tool to trigger large scale development work on diverse issues: roads, water, environment, education, health etc. in some of the most backward and remote pockets of India, according to his website.

Source: India New England (link opens in a new window)

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