Soroptimist International of Chico Asks for Bra Donations to Stop Sex Trafficking

POSTED: 5:38 PM May 15 2013   UPDATED: 12:00 AM May 16 2013
CHICO, Calif. -

Over the past five months, Soroptimist International of Chico has received over 600 bras for women who have been victims of sex trafficking in Africa.

The bras will go to Mozambique where women can sell the bras in their community.

The project called "Free the Girls" started about five weeks ago and was the brainchild of one of the club members. The goal is to help 80,000 women in Mozambique become self-sufficient.

"Selling second-hand clothing is highly profitable," Soroptimist member Kim Huber said.

The bras will be sent to Mozambique later this month along with cash donations.

If you would like to donate, contact Soroptimist International of Chico by going to their website.