Inside Frip Ethique

Bras – and other clothes – you donate here in the UK could end up getting sorted and sold in Senegal at Frip Ethique, Oxfam's social enterprise.

Now my children are all at good schools… I've worked at a lot of places but this is the best… We're well paid, we've got job security, and we have sickness benefits and pension.”

Amy Collet Gueye, stock manager

Frip Ethique is an Oxfam-run social enterprise in Senegal. Most of the workers are women, who sort and sell clothes donated to Oxfam – including your bras – to local market traders.

It's a great way of making sure donations make the most money possible. And it's also a great way of enabling people to earn a living.

The profits are also invested in Oxfam's work fighting poverty in Senegal. Over 500 small traders buy stock from Frip Ethique and run their own businesses.

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