Moteef gives back
Part proceeds from our Circles outdoor cushion goes to fund research into Allergy and Immune Disease in Australia and New Zealand.
Do you believe in lending a helping hand and not just giving a hand out? Hey, me too!
Lending on Kiva creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar. Fund a loan, get repaid, fund another. I have established a Kiva Lending Team with the aim of supporting creative entrepreneurs living in poverty. Members of a Lending Team lend as individuals, but have the option to count each loan towards the overall impact of a Team. So far, our small team has funded over $900 and more than 35 loans.
Kiva is a not-for-profit, micro-finance platform where everyday people, like you and I, can make a loan to someone striving to make a better life for themselves and their family.
If you are currently a Kiva member, or really would like to be, click the info buttons, find out more and join the Moteef Lending team so we can make a difference together.
Our Cushion for a Cure initiative
Allergy and other immune diseases are amongst the fastest growing chronic and complex health conditions affecting children and adults in Australasia.
My young daughter, Lauren, suffers anaphylaxis to some tree nuts. This diagnosis has brought to our family's attention that research into new treatments and cures for allergy and other immune diseases, as well as community education and improved access to care, is urgently needed.
FACT: 1 in 10 babies born today will develop a food allergy and it's almost 1 in 5 for other allergies.
Until now, there has not been any organisation to specifically fund research into allergy and other immune diseases in Australia and New Zealand. The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is trying to fill this gap.
AIFA grants support research to help understand why allergy is increasing, to find preventions and better treatments. As a family commitment to raising $2000 for AIFA and awareness of allergies in our community, I have collaborated with my son, Ben, to recreate a design that he painted and our family loves. Moteef will donate $10 from the sale of every Circles outdoor cushion to AIFA - our Cushion for a Cure initiative.
We'd love your support so please click a button to buy your own Circles cushion or make a donation. The more quality allergy research we can get funded, the quicker we can drive developments to cure, treat and prevent allergies.