In what may be termed as positive development for the garment workers in Bangladesh, H&M Foundation has come forward with a new initiative, which aims to support the women workforce employed in the apparel and textile manufacturing sector of the country.
To start with, the foundation is providing a primary fund of US $ 1.3 million to take care of their urgent requirements with respect to COVID-19, as part of which the H&M Foundation is donating this amount to Save the Children, Water Aid and CARE to help provide emergency relief.
The initial support will include cash assistance for medication, health care, food, COVID-19 testing, handwashing facilities, hygiene materials, amongst others.
The H&M Foundation issued a statement underlining the same on Thursday.
Elaborating on the initiative that not only aims to minimise the negative impacts of COVID-19 but also a create future-ready workforce of skilled women, Program Manager of H&M Foundation, Carola Tembe expressed hope that more donors show their support in different ways.
H&M Foundation is an initiative of Swedish fashion retailer H&M Group.