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.
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.