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NZ company donates lingerie to Africa

A New Zealand-based international maternity- and nursing-lingerie label says over 100,000 pairs of knickers and bras have been sent from around the world to village women in Zimbabwe to help them avoid being sexually abused.

HOTmilk said when it was told that undergarments elevated a Zimbabwean woman’s prestige and make her less likely to be sexually assaulted, it donated nearly 12,000 of its items and organised HOTmilk stockists across the globe to gather quality second-hand bras and unworn underwear to ship to Africa.

The company learned about the women’s plight from expatriate Zimbabwean Morag Roy, who lives in Australia.