The impact of the Rare Bear Project is threefold:
a. Creation of a “community of love” for Rare Diseases SA patients whereby #RareBears are bought and donated to rare disease patients via the #Care4Rare programme.
b. Upskilling and empowering the ladies of KyaSands, providing them with a skill, platform and opportunity to become self employed and enable them to provide for their families on an on-going basis.
c. Generating income which is reinvested in the program to ensure longevity for the benefit of both the patients and the makers. For every donation received, 2/3 is paid to the creator of the bear, and 1/3 is placed into improving the marketing platform and distribution of the overall project to ensure long-term sustainability.