The paper bag in your hand is made by people working for GOONJ, an organisation in India who take recyclable cloth and paper from well-resourced urban areas, and turn them into things that can be used in other parts of the country where resources are scarce. Around 35% of India's 1 billion population is living below the poverty line, and the majority of those poor live in villages. Basic things necessary for survival - clothing, medicines for a sick family member or books for school children - are still beyond the grasp of millions of people living in the remotest and most isolated rural areas of India. By using GOONJ's recycled paper bags in Global Handicrafts, we are channeling profits back into their work with India's rural poor.