Serving our shoemakers
As our hearts broke for African children without shoes, our hearts also broke for African widows—most of these women are without means, abandoned by their families due to African cultural traditions.
Founder Asher Collie saw the children and the widows on her first working trip to Uganda. She felt a strong connection. Just as the idea of putting shoes on children came to her, so did the idea of helping widows learn a trade that would help them not only survive, but thrive.
It’s a huge win-win.
These potential shoemakers will:
- Learn to make shoes for children in Africa
- Help save children’s lives
- Learn a trade that provides a lifelong skill and a living wage
Learning this simple trade allows shoemakers to make a difference. It also helps the environment because we use recycled parts to create the shoes.