Fight malaria by purchasing a teddy bear

Photo: Supplied SPECIAL CAUSE: The Mashozi Bear is a hand-crafted teddy bear, perfect for that special lady on Valentine's Day – and it's for a good cause.

Goodbye Malaria is an initiative of African entrepreneurs and is spearheaded by Nando’s co-founder, Robbie Brozin.

The foundation raises funds to support its Malaria Spray Prevention Programme in Mozambique and it has created the Mashozi Bear, with the help of skilled craftswomen, to raise funds and awareness of malaria this February.

The Mashozi Bear from Goodbye Malaria is the perfect gift for the special woman or man in your life and there are plenty of reasons why.

Right now, the entire country could all use a little reminder to celebrate love. It is for this reason that the Mashozi Bear, named after Kingsley Holgate’s late wife as a tribute to her inspirational work to fight malaria and uplift communities, celebrates her and Goodbye Malaria’s love for all things uniquely African.

Mashozi is not your average teddy bear because the creation and production of the teddies provide sustainable employment for upskilled women from the townships, and supports a women-owned small business in South Africa called Heartworks.

  • The bear is made with love, for your love. It is passionately hand-embroidered with appliqued hearts and for those who take the time to look at the beautiful details, each one-of-a-kind teddy tells a different and unique story.
  • Proceeds from each purchase are contributed to Goodbye Malaria’s Spray Programme which aims to eradicate Malaria in Mozambique by spraying each house to prevent the return of mosquitoes. This allows a mother and child to sleep a little easier, protected from malaria.
  • Goodbye Malaria claims no women or girl can resist the allure of an adorable red teddy bear. There are even cute and cuddly teddies in blue, brown, orange and pink for those who consider themselves not-so-traditional.

Don’t miss out on your chance to own one and help the malaria-stricken community in Mozambique.




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