The advancement of the modern world hasn’t been well for everyone.
Millions of children are deprived a chance in life.
In some cases, it is because parents can’t afford a pair of shoes for their children.
For children who live in the slums, simple enjoyments such as playing with other children could mean danger to their health and their future.
Why? The mud piles around their huts that they play on are city waste.
The soil is contaminated and contains toxic elements. Often their parents are unaware of the impending danger.
When their children show breathing difficulties they don’t realize that it is from the toxic elements.
When the little ones get ill and frequently complain of stomach pain, parents don’t know that helminthes worms entered the child’s body from contaminated soil.
This added burden on the parents sometimes results in the child discontinuing school.
This simple problem can be solved.
A pair of shoes to protect the feet and information about the dangers around them can keep a child healthy to continue their education.
Here is a note we received:
What you gave my son was not just a pair of shoes, but it was dignity. It has been a while since we bought him anything new. This new pair of sandals and the classes Sanma educator taught in our village brought him a sense of dignity.”
– Suja, a mother
Sponsor the Shoes for Children project now
The cost to sponsor a pair of shoes for 1 child is $5
The cost to sponsor a pair of shoes for 5 children is $25
The cost to sponsor a pair of shoes for 10 children is $50
To make a gift to this project, click here.