Smalls for All x Type X
Type X is proud to support the work of Smalls For All, a Scottish charity working to empower women in Africa.
We believe their work is important because they help females living in many different living conditions, including orphanages, slums, IDP camps and schools, and more. Smalls for All helps empower their health, safety, and overall... courage. Something that once given, is so special, and so hard to take away.
Smalls For All distributes undergarments to underprivileged women in Africa. This mission is critical for two reasons:
- Most women and girls in Africa only have access to one pair of underwear. This is unhygienic and dangerous for the body.
- Women are at a lower risk of sexual violence if they are wearing underwear.
We were shocked to learn about the second reason. It’s because if a woman wears underwear, there is the perception that she is being looked after and cared for by another man- and there will be consequences for men who would initiate sexual violence. While this notion is based on a strongly patriarchal mindset, it is a fact of life for many women living in Africa.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”–Nelson Mandela
Education provides women with the opportunity to provide a better life for themselves and their families- Smalls For All believes in empowering females through education. In addition to their work with undergarment distribution, they work to provide access to education for African women and girls. They sponsor school costs for a number of girls in villages throughout Kenya and Nairobi, and provide preschool education for over 350 children in Malawi.
Smalls For All works to empower women by providing for their health, safety, and education. This, in turn, gives women courage. That courage is a powerful force that once given, can change lives.
Help join our mission of making every woman stronger.
We can’t do it alone.
Now you know why we’re so driven to support this amazing mission. That’s why for every pair of Type X panties sold, we donate a pair to Smalls For All.