The world’s second-largest clothing company, Wokabento, has bought $7 million worth of clothing to help the poor in India.
The $7.6 million purchase of clothing from Wokabeens company was announced at a ceremony held by the company’s founder and chief executive, Vijay W. Wojcik, and a group of senior officials.
The company said it would distribute the clothing to households in need.
Wokabeen said it had received more than 7,000 complaints of clothes in poor households in the last three years from the poor, the poor’s advocates, and others.
The company is a subsidiary of Wokabi Group, a unit of the United Fruit Company.
Wokabee is the world’s largest apparel maker.
Wojcikr said the new donation will support about 1,400 women, the majority of whom are in the rural areas.
Waju, who runs the charity, said Wokiba will donate clothing and other items for women who are unable to afford basic needs such as food and clothing.
The charity is also working with other companies to create clothing for the poor and provide assistance to those in need in rural areas, she said.