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Our Impact

The #RareBearProject was launched as part of Rare Diseases South Africa's 2nd birthday. . .

Job creation: Two thirds of each donation is paid back to the lady who made that bear. We have had over 60 woman generate income from this project since its inception.

Community Investment:  One third of each donation is invested back into the project, creating earning opportunities, skills training and project development initiatives to ensure sustainability.

Donations via Care4Rare programme: Over 500 #RareBears have been donated to rare disease patients to date.

We are committed to:

  • Empowering individuals, as well as growing programme initiatives.
  • Improving overall sustainability of the #RareBearProject.
  • Providing support, and companionship to those impacted by rare diseases.
  • Providing a continuous income stream for the woman making #RareBears.
  • Reducing unemployment within the Kya Sands community.
  • Up-skilling and training woman of Kya Sands to generate income outside the #RareBearProject.
  • Nurturing future entrepreneurs. 

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