Sole Hope Is Making a Difference
Sole Hope is an amazing organization making a huge difference for African children. Most young children in Uganda and Zambia are shoe-less leaving their feet vulnerable to a parasite known as the jigger. The impregnated female jigger embeds itself in the skin under the toenails and fingernails of man and warm blooded animals – where the resultant sores may fill with pus and become infected. When the passionate and committed people of Sole Hope saw the pain and suffering of these small children they could not turn away. They began a program to help put shoes on these children. Please be aware that the following video is somewhat graphic in nature but opens our eyes to a serious need that we have the privilege of doing something about. To watch click on the link below:
Once Sole Hope began the program they also saw a need for widowed and abandoned women who were destitute to find employment to support themselves. Sole Hope worked with these women teaching them to make the shoes that benefit these incredible children and in turn gives these women employment. What a great circle of hope and help for all involved.
Another plus about these shoes you should know is that they are earth friendly being made from recycled materials. Helping this amazing organization succeed is made easy by visiting their site and choosing from several options they’ve made available from monetary donations to hosting a shoe cutting party. You can even join them for a working trip! What a great way to give back to so many in need and help stop their needless suffering. Please visit the Sole Hope website at: www.solehope.org