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FocusOnCharity: How Bras Liberate Women From Sex Slavery
We all have what it takes to make a difference in the world, it doesn’t have to be an ‘out of the world’ idea or need loads of cash to be executed. Infact, most times it’s within our reach – the not so lofty acts done with a good intention to create happiness in the lives of other people.
Kimba Langas, is a stay at home mom in America who is changing lives in Mozambique through a simple idea. She collects used and unwanted bras from some women, and turns into source of livelihood for others.
Kimba Langas works in partnership with a charity called “Free the Girls”, this charity is dedicated to rehabilitating young women who have been victims of sex trafficking in Mozambique. The collected bras are given to these young women to sell in the used clothing markets, in order to earn a living and build a sustainable business. These girls make money from the sale of these bras, enough to make them less vulnerable to being trafficked again.
In her interview on CNN she said. ”One of the things that was so appealing to me for “Free the Girls,” besides the catchy name, was donating bras,” she said. “I had probably five or six bras in the back of my drawer. As women, you know, we buy a bra, don’t try it on, get it home, wear it once, it doesn’t fit. And it’s one of those items where you’d like to donate it when you donate clothes to a charity, but you’re not sure. Do we donate bras? What do we do with bras?”
The bra collection started with word of mouth and then a facebook page, now it has spread so much that she has collected thousands of bras, she sometimes send them in suitcases through people travelling to Mozambique, but the goal of the charity is to be able to ship as many as possible.
Watch her interview below;
Watch the girls interview below;
Learn more – www.freethegirls.com