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Fiji, March 2015

Over 28,000 bras were distributed in Loloma, Viseisei, Bau, Mokani and Naselai

Naomi, the Uplift Project co-ordinator for Fiji, sent some pictures of the ladies receiving bras

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Fiji, Oct 2014

100,000 bras were distributed at 18 centers over a six week period.

Naomi, the Uplift Project co-ordinator for Fiji, sent some picture highlights.

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Botswana, March 2014

Bras distributed at the Phakalane Christian Centre in Gaborone, Botswana.

Yvonne, the Uplift Project distributor in Botswana, sent some pictures of the ladies receiving bras.

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Solomon Islands, November 2013

Pictures from several communities around the Langalanga Lagoon area in Malaita province.

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Women in Ambu
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Women in Aba'Aba
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Women at Auki Island
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Oibola Kindy
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Radefasu Principal and Headmaster
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Women in Solo Wata
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Talakali Community High School
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Busu Primary school
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Loading the cartonss



 

Fiji, July 2013

In recent months two shipments to Fiji have been made possible through generous discounts by C.T. Freight and Customs subsidies in Fiji. Naomi, the distribution co-ordinator for Fiji, sent these pictures of distribution in Dreketi and Coloisuva.

Over five days Naomi assisted in distributing nearly 4,000 bras to about 900 women. Distribution was in the Dreketi area, comprising 4 villages containing about 700 women, and Coloisuva village of about 200 women. The ladies in these areas do most of the selling of food crops at the local markets to finance their families. Naomi was able to have a few moments in each of the villages to talk about the Uplift Project and about the volunteers and the donors. she also mentioned the odd notes of love and well wishes that sometimes accompanied the mailed parcels.

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Naomi writes that it was a humbling experience and there were lots of tears of laughter, sadness and joy listening to the ladies expressing themselves.

Below are some quotes translated from some of the recipients.

"I am nearing the end of my time on this world and I finally get to experience this great feeling of owning something so beautiful that I had never even dreamt existed when I woke up this morning" from an old lady in her 70s.

"I always thought that bras were the most uncomfortable piece of women's clothing to be ever invented, I can't believe that I would live to see the day that I would own the most beautiful and comfortable bra ever! It's just like a second skin"

"I'm going to leave the price tag on when I wear my bras just to show it off and to remind myself that this is the most expensive piece of clothing that I owned and its all mine alone and I don't have to share it with my family".

"And to think that the only place where we get to buy our bras are from 2nd hand shops, and they cost an unbelievable $8, the quality is so poor that most of them we can't read the sizes on the labels. And to receive four top quality bras today with no costs is just beyond our imaginations".

"We've got families and relatives living overseas, but this is something that we don't think about or even ask them to send over. We would normally ask for money to pay for an endless list of whatever you name... You're not even related to us and what you did today will bring endless smiles to our ladies. Please thank all the people that made this possible. We cannot thank you enough for this greatest gift".




 

Tonga, May 2013

In December 2012 Intimo paid for the freight of a 20' container to Tonga and half-filled it with new bras.
The bras are in the process of being distributed by the Tonga Red Cross Society.

Evaipomana from the Tonga Red Cross Society recently sent these photos.
The photos were taken on Ha'apai Island where some of the Red Cross volunteers visited an elderly woman and a young lady with disabilities.

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Packing a container for the Solomon Islands, Mar 2013

Packing a container at the "South Morang Depot" (Tony's driveway).

The container is bound for the Solomon Islands, funded by Rotary Club of Benalla and Rotary Club of Preston.

It contained about 1/3 bras and clothing, linen, blankets, water bottles etc. for tsunami victims. It was 1/3 medical supplies including one operating table, 2 hospital beds and 2 patient trolleys. The remaining 1/3 is school books, including 2 complete Encyclopaedia Brittanica 2010 edition donated by Glen Eira Library Service, who have gone to online access.

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Kashmir, March 2013

This picture was sent by Khizar in Kashmir.

Bras can be posted directly to:

 

Global Friends
House # 115, Street 16
Upper Chattar Housing Scheme
Muzaffarabad AJK Pakistan

Global Friends supplies girls and women in Kashmir
Small to medium sized bras only.

www.globalfriends.org.pk

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Tanna Island, Vanuatu, October 2012

This picture was taken at the airport on Tanna Island.
The Vanuatu Red Cross President Mrs Marie Ng brought 2 cartons of bras with her by plane.
A resident of Lenakel accepts the cartons for her community.

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Isabel Island, Solomon Islands, August 2012

Decima sent this photo showing the first delivery of bras sent to the Solomon Islands in July.

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Packing a 40' container for Solomon Islands, June 2012

Packing a container at the "South Morang Depot" (Tony's driveway). The container delivered by the shipper was a "high top" which means it holds 9 cubic metres more than usual, but it was still a tight fit. In addition to many thousands of bras, this shipment also had chairs, scales, wheel chairs, walking frames and beds destined for hospitals in the Solomon Islands.

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Fiji, May 2012

Bra distribution in Fiji. Pictures sent by Mrs Lila Naidu.

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Low cost housing community - Nadawa,
Suva - bras given to Seniors.
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Woman from the Hart Community - Nausori.
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Dilkusha Home - Nausori (orphanage).
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Ladies from Waila Settlement (low cost housing).
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Baby clothes for little children
(flood victims) - Navua.
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Clothes distributed to Bethany Church.
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Clothes, Bras, Bags, Shoes distributed
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Clothes, Bras, Bags, Shoes distributed
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Bras distributed to the Squatters Area - Vatuwaqa.
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Bras distributed to Squatters Areas - Nausori.



 

Beqa Island, Fiji. Bra distribution Easter weekend 2012

Naomi and Elina spent five days on Beqa Island, Fiji over Easter.

Naomi writes:

There are nine villages in Beqa and with a female population of around 800, we managed to fit out five of the nine villages with over 600 women/girls having around 3-4 bras each. There were bucket loads of happy tears all around with endless words of gratitude from women and even the males on the island in seeing the joy on the faces of the ladies in their households.

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippine island of Mindanao, January 2012

In January 2012 a flood on north-coast of the southern Philippine island of Mindanao (population 22 million) left 1,450 dead and thousands homeless. Members of Burwood Rotary Club were there baking bread, transporting water and making up aid packs for the Army to distribute. The aid packs for ladies included brand new bras and undies.

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Fiji Bra Deliveries, December 2011

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Solomon Islands container, July 2011

Packing the Solomon Islands container, July 2011. A team of 14 packed on the day. Afternoon tea was REALLY appreciated!

Intimo stock was the first in
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Bale made good use of the wheelchairs
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Medical supplies courtesy of
Rotary DIK Geelong
who shared the container
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About 1/3 of the second hand
bra boxes we loaded.
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Palapay, The Phillipines, June 2011

Palapay is a village in the Phillipines. These pictures were taken recently at a distribution of clothing, shoes and bras in the village.
This is a community of displaced persons resulting from a localized armed conflict.

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Cambodia December 2010

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Amcal Chemist - Camperdown May 2010

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An eye-catching "Recycle Your Bra" display with a Fiji theme
Murray Fry Amcal Pharmacy, Camperdown, Victoria. May 2010




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Tonga shipment Feb 2010

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NSW branch Coordinator Kate Mathieson
and Rotarian Bruce Macarthur
shipping bras to Tonga.




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Bra Day Koroipita, Fiji, Nov 2008

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Rotarian Rebecca distributed bras. She reports it went very smoothly and turned into quite a social day for young and old. She said that there were some quite young girls hanging around wondering when it would be their turn to be grown up enough to be given a bra of their own!

Bec has since delivered more to those who previously couldn't make the first day at Koroipita and also to another woman who was delighted to deliver bras to share with her own village - in particular to one woman who used to go to the dump to try to find clothes and bras!

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Tonga 2008


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Yanuca Island, Fiji July 2008


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Serua Province, Fiji July 2008


The July 2008 quarterly meeting of Serua Province of The Fijian Women's Society, Soqosoqo Vakamarama.
The surprise item of the agenda was bras. Soqosoqo will distribute Uplift bras across Fiji.

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The Intimo bra sorting at Serua

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Navultulevu and Namuamua, Fiji July 2008


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Bendon sports bras for 3 young ladies

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The outgrown jumpsuit doubles as breast pads
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Very worn but still in use





Around and about in Fiji July 2008


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Heather and Tai Nakalevu.

Seen here with the second shipment of 90 bras.

We've now shipped 30,000 to Fiji, with another 10,000 going in the next month.

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On the right is Heather, the Fiji aid worker who started it all.

On the left is Maxine, former South Australian coordinator.

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The Big Bra Sort

South Australian Team - July 2008

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The Final Big Bra Sort

South Australian Team - November 2008

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We thanks a lot of the bra. Especially we have a change like some of us is very hard to buy bra in the shop because we can't afford to buy. And we happy very much for the Rotary club for supply bra to us. And big Vinaka (thank you) Vakalevu to the Rotary club. Thank you. Click image to enlarge
Click image to enlarge We are very thankful to your kindness for distributing these bras to us women in Galoa. We gratefully support your Rotary community service or Uplift Fiji which is very helpful to Rural areas. May god bless us all.
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