Advance the health and education of the poorest girls in Africa.

Advance the health and education of the poorest girls in Africa.

Donate Recycled Bras to Africa

Your Smalls Appeal was set up in January 2016 as an initiative to help and empower girls in The Gambia. The aim of the initiative is to support young girls and women in developing countries like The Gambia. We do this by collecting donated recycled bras, new pants and buying reusable menstruations kits. We aim to provide as many girls as possible in poor rural areas in The Gambia with a menstruation kit. 

We also support a growing number of children who have no access to education by paying their tuition, uniform and books. 

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The initiative works through recycling an important item of clothing we take for granted, something is thrown away once it is out of fashion or no longer feels comfortable. A vital and essential item used by girls and women everywhere -The Bra!

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The Your Smalls Appeal receives all styles of bras and sports bras, then sends them to those in need.  We were shocked that there are still women in the world who do not have access to this basic item of clothing.

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Since its initial launch, we now receive regular donations from ladies connected to local business networking groups  and generous ladies who have heard about the appeal through various social media platforms and of course the girls and mums at various schools and colleges.

It is shocking that girls still miss school and can be seen as a burden to their families when menstruating!

The Your Smalls Appeal helps by buying reusable Hygiene Packs made in the Gambia by trafficked and sexually exploited girls. This means the money we sent stays within the country. The women who make the hygiene packs sell them to the school where the young girls and women go to school and work. The packs then allow the girls to stay at school while menstruating.

Ensure girls walk to school feeling safe, secure and with dignity.

Girls still miss school and can be seen as a burden to their families when menstruating!

The Your Smalls Appeal buys reusable Hygiene Packs made in the Gambia by trafficked and sexually exploited girls. This means the money we sent stays within the country. The women who make the hygiene packs sell them to the school where the young girls and women go to school and work. The packs then allow the girls to stay at school while menstruating.

Help all girls walk to school feeling safe, secure and with dignity.

Security

Recycled and new bras keep breasts secure and comfortable. Menstruation kits ensure young girls feel secure, comfortable and protected from infection.

Education

No girl should be excluded from the change of an education. Menstruation kits ensure girls can come to school during their periods.

Support

Recycled bras support the healthy growth of developing young girls. Ladies also need support to maintain the shape of the breasts.

Safety

Schooling keeps girls safe and protected.