The Lost Towel Project - helping the Chin women of Myanmar. We are a charity project supporting Chin refugees from Myanmar, living in Kuala Lumpur. All profits from the sale of the towels goes directly to the refugees and their community.
It is a truth universally acknowledged… Children often lose things - a school bag, PE kit, lunchbox, water bottle, swimming towel, goggles. The list is endless! The Lost Towel Project helps to reduce this perennial problem, and at the same time benefits a very worthy cause.
The Lost Towel project is quite simple. You buy a very good quality, ethically produced sports towel. You submit a chosen name, which is then embroidered onto the towel. The towel comes in school house-colours (red, blue, green, orange, purple and yellow) and arrives in an attractive waterproof bag.
The cost is very reasonable - as ‘fair trade’ is a very important element of the project. Every ringgit of profit from these towels goes towards the Chin women who sew the names, via the United Nations recognised organisation; Mang Tha is a woman led initiative funded by The Alliance of Chin Refugees (ACR). This group supports the Chin refugees in Malaysia. Each towel has a small photo and a personal message from the specific woman who embroidered the name of the child.
This charity project was formed by PINK (Parents International Welfare Association of Kuala Lumpur), which is officially registered with the Malaysian Government.
The program was launched in The Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur, and has grown to a network of four international schools in KL. We are working toward the ultimate goal: that this initiative becomes a viable business for the women to regain some independence, and support their communities in a sustainable way. The money raised will go towards improving the day-to-day lives of these families, assisting with educational and medical needs, and funding specific projects to improve their life chances.