OUR GOAL IS A SIMPLE ONE
Provide a pair of flip flops to children whose feet are bare.
Like many children in developing countries, millions of Filipino children grow up without
shoes. Whether playing, doing chores, or going to school, these children are at risk of
contracting soil-transmitted diseases, which are able to penetrate the skin through bare feet.
Wearing shoes also prevents cuts and sores, which are not only painful but can be quite
dangerous when the wounds become infected—especially since routine medical care is often
unavailable to these children.
What is more, many times shoes are required for school attendance. Children without shoes
can’t receive an education, perpetuating the cycle of poverty.