“Choosing to buy a gift that gives back to those in need extends this joy, so a mother and child in Mozambique can sleep a little easier this Christmas too,” said Kim Lazarus, Goodbye Malaria’s co-founder.
“Your purchase directly funds Goodbye Malaria’s malaria spray programme in Mozambique, while creating sustainable employment for artisans and previously unemployed and disadvantaged individuals who are paid for passionately handcrafting Goodbye Malaria’s African-inspired product range.”
For those shoppers who would rather pay it forward, Goodbye Malaria’s consciously crafted gifts each have their own story. They give a hand-up, not a hand-out.
We love their:
1. Pyjama-style lounge pants
Warning: Once you try on these comfortable, soft cotton pyjama-style pants you might be tempted to swap them for your work pants.
Price: R350 including reusable utility bag (available in five colours).
2. A life-changing teddy bear
There may be someone special in your life in need of a thoughtful pick-me-up. There is something special about teddy bears because they provide so much joy. The Goodbye Malaria teddies are made with love by the women of Heartworks upliftment project, providing them the opportunity to showcase their talent, live with purpose and have money to support their families and feed and educate their children.
3. Toiletry bags
Whether you are globetrotting or planning a short weekend away, Goodbye Malaria’s small toiletry bags are a stylish essential to keep precious beauty products organised and accessible.
4. Corporate Christmas gifts
A thoughtful and socially conscious gift is the perfect way to thank your clients for their support. New from Goodbye Malaria are their brand new, classic white Adventure shirts with stylish shweshwe trim.
And if your clients prefer something easier to wear this summer, there’s the 100 percent cotton crew neck T-shirt.
5. Stocking stuffers
For as little as R175 you can purchase Goodbye Malaria’s pack of five hand-beaded, colourful bracelets. Wear them, stack them and share them generously with friends, proudly showing the world you care about eradicating malaria in our lifetime. Your purchase also funds a non-profit business called Relate. The money you spend on these bracelets goes towards providing senior citizens with the opportunity to subsidise their government grants with extra income towards support and education for their grandchildren whose parents have died from Aids.
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