You'll love this story...it's our favourite
Why did Nando's and Goodbye Malaria co-founder Robbie Brozin choose malaria as a cause to make an impact in? "Malaria found me," said Robbie. 12 years ago Robbie met Kingsley Holgate from the Kingsley Holgate Foundation, who taught Robbie what is truly important in life:
- always greeting someone at the door
- connecting with people
- talking in their language
- everybody is equal
- treat people as you would want to be treated.
Kingsley took Robbie on an expedition into deep Africa to hand out insecticide treated mosquito nets. "Ï handed out a net to a pregnant mom, and the way she looked at me was really a life-changing moment. The deep generosity she looked at me with, not knowing who I was or that it was made possible by Nandos. It was the greatest feeling in the world. I felt more value from that experience than anything else I have ever done."
How can you help?
Well, that's part of another of our favourites stories...
Part of Robbie Brozin's personal reinvention was being introduced to Relate Bracelets and their sustainable business model that creates opportunities which change lives. Three years ago we started selling bracelets hand-beaded by Gogos affected and infected by HIV AIDS. A third of the money would go towards remunerating the women for their work so they could support themselves and their extended families, a third would go to the Goodbye Malaria programme to help eliminate malaria in Southern Africa, and a third to the production cost of the bracelets. The end result was a creative fundraising model that helped Africa to help herself.
Buy your bracelet now -- then take a pic and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we'll share it to our passionate supporters. Together we can be the generation to #EndMalaria for GOOD!