Soles4Souls fights poverty by providing new shoes and clothing to those who do without in 127 countries, including all 50 U.S. states; and by helping the disadvantaged in the developing world start and maintain small businesses selling shoes and clothes.
Calling it "remote" would be an understatement. Our team turned off the highway, made their way down an unpaved road and drove through thick banana fields. Then suddenly the view opened up, revealing nothing but ocean. They had reached our shoe distribution site.
The entire community greeted them with warm smiles and hugs. Our team gathered water from the ocean to use for our foot-washing stations and set up inside a small building.
The children slowly started to file in one-by-one.
For every child coming in with an old and torn pair of shoes, there were at least eight more who were completely barefoot.
We distributed close to 200 pairs of new shoes that morning. But for most of the children, these shoes weren't "new" at all. They were their ONLY pair