2 comments on “How US clothing donors harm Zimbabweans

    • Good question Laura. I have been thinking about that, but I don’t have a good answer. I don’t think I will stop donating clothes. I assume most items are resold in the US before the leftovers are packaged for overseas. I don’t see a problem with US thrift stores. My point with this post is that there are unintended negative consequences to our philanthropic donations. We need to become more thoughtful in our giving. Probably more research needs to be done and maybe someone should ask the thrift industry to reconsider its international giving.

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