Did you know...
Walking barefoot is very risky in Africa due to possible infection from contact with contaminated soil, the risk of animal bites, stings, and injury.
How you can help
Shoes prevent injury of disease, enable a person to walk in hazardous areas, help with healing of chronic foot conditions and improve quality of life. In Kenyan schools such as Lufumbo School in Western Kenya, shoes are provided for students who have to walk long distances to get to class. This provides an added incentive in the effort to help them continue their education and be safer doing it.
About this nonprofit
Reach The Children facilitates self-reliance in communities dedicated to the well-being of underprivileged children. We use a holistic community development approach to implement various projects in HIV/AIDS prevention, education, healthcare, micro-enterprise, water, agriculture, orphan care and community empowerment.
Check them out at: http://www.reachthechildren.org/