Our South African rands can act as a catalyst to realise the change we want to see in the world.
Here’s why: As the festive season and the joyous tradition of giving and receiving gifts begins, Goodbye Malaria calls for consumers to celebrate both the crafter and the consumer. Goodbye Malaria’s range of locally made gifts are “products with a purpose”, that give twice and have a direct impact on the lives of others.
“For it is in giving that we receive” ~ Francis of Assisi
At the heart of Goodbye Malaria lies a desire to eradicate malaria in our lifetime, while seeing lives changed and sustainable employment created across the African continent. “Choosing to buy a gift that give back to those in need extends this joy, so a mother and child in Mozambique can sleep a little easier this Christmas too. Your purchase directly funds Goodbye Malaria’s Malaria Spray Program in Mozambique, while creating sustainable employment for artisans – Gogos, Tatas and previously unemployed and disadvantaged individuals – who are paid for passionately handcrafting Goodbye Malaria’s African-inspired product range, which involves anything from hand beading to embroidering, stitching and sewing,” says Kim Lazarus, Goodbye Malaria co-founder.
Choosing to buy a gift from Goodbye Malaria allows you to support local businesses in South Africa – a movement evident in Deloitte’s 2015 Holiday Spending Survey. When asked why they shop local, 59% of respondents said to support the local economy, while 54% said to find one-of-a-kind gifts.
Gifts for everyone on your list
For those who would rather pay it forward, Goodbye Malaria’s consciously crafted gifts each have their own unique story. They give a hand-up, not a hand-out, and it is our privilege to share the compelling stories behind our artisans craft as we promote sustainable jobs, strengthen communities and ultimately change lives.
Your purchase also funds a non-profit business called Relate. The money you spend on these bracelets goes towards providing senior citizens (or as they’re affectionately known, Gogo’s and Tata’s) with the opportunity to subsidise their government grants with some extra income to support and educate their grandchildren whose parents have died from AIDS.
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It’s that simple on the Goodbye Malaria online shop. Find a gift you love, read about the impact your purchase has, then securely buy it online and have it delivered to your loved ones door anywhere around the world. Visit www.goodbyemalaria.com/shop
Malaria is completely preventable and treatable. Join the Goodbye Malaria movement for change and let’s make malaria eradication possible in our lifetime.
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