Pre-loved bras on their way to Africa

Si Winchester & District have joined with SI Poole to collect pre-loved bras. The bras are sent to 4 countries in Africa as part of a project to train women in business skills. Each woman gets 100 bras and business training to open a shop. The profit from the sale of those bras is used to buy new stock.

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When SI Thames Valley heard about the scheme they committed to adding to the consignment.  They currently send pre-loved bras to Kori in Sierra Leone.  They say it is important, not just for the women’s comfort and self esteem,  but because a woman with a bra is less likely to get raped, as someone cares for her, knows about her, to bother to give her a bra.