This past summer, my sister and I collected gently used shoes for the Sole4Souls organization. The shoes you no longer want, create opportunities many need. Donating new and gently worn shoes act as a resource to help entrepreneurs generate income to provide for themselves and their families.
In 2016, Soles4Souls provided over 3 million pairs of shoes to entrepreneurs in Haiti, Honduras, Transnistria, and Sierra Leone!
Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise model is designed to create real economic change in developing nations. We utilize new and gently-worn shoes as a resource to help people with an opportunity to start and sustain a small business (a micro-enterprise) of their own. The income earned allows entrepreneurs the ability to purchase necessities like food, shelter and education for their families. This is a powerful and sustainable way for people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
I’m thankful for my community that helped us donate over 60 shoes to this great organization.