My name is Ashley, and I have been involved with Sole Hope since January 2011. I hosted my first shoe party shortly after that, and now I’m blessed to help you all have shoe parties of your own! These were my thoughts a year ago after hosting my very first party…
“Not much excites me more than being involved in a project that is a sustaining type project that helps multiple people. This project is just that! We were helping widows around Africa get a head start on making shoes. This will not only provide them with an income, but it will put shoes on orphans feet! Call me crazy, but if that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will!!!
Sole Hope desires to provide HOPE to widows, orphans, and others in impoverished and forgotten communities around the world through the trade of shoe making.
A team from Sole Hope recently returned from Uganda to start teaching the women there to make these shoes. Although we can’t all travel to Africa, we can help them out tremendously right from our own homes by cutting out the top part of the shoes!
Eight women gathered in my home that night and whipped out 35 pairs of shoes! Ah, to picture the faces and hands of those women who will be sewing the shoes, and the faces and hearts of the little children who will slip them on their precious feet. I can picture them running and running. It makes my heart soar!”