Up, up and away: Nicole Lee, 18, is behind Uplift Malaysia, a volunteer programme that collects bras and donates them to women from shelters in Laos, Nepal and Cambodia.
Eighteen-year-old student Nicole Lee is changing the lives of women in need with pre-loved bras.
FOR most of us girls in Malaysia, bras are a necessity. But in places like Laos, Nepal and Cambodia, they’re a luxury.
Those were the words of Nicole Lee, 18, the official coordinator of Uplift Malaysia.
The Uplift Project was originally founded by Australian Liz Baker in 2005 and since then, they have distributed over 750,000 bras to countries such as Fiji, Philippines, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia.
Two months ago, Lee, a Singaporean student at Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur, joined the cause by starting Uplift Malaysia, which is now collecting bras through volunteers and donating them to women in impoverished communities in Laos, Nepal and Cambodia.
There, they can decide to wear them or sell them to make a living.