How does one pair of shoes help?
ONE PAIR… provides a healthier life.
Jiggers are small parasitic fleas, also known as chigoe flea, which usually enter their victims through their feet.
When left untreated, jiggers can lead to serious medical complications.
Those infected are susceptible to and can die of secondary infections such as tetanus and gangrene.
Jiggers suck the blood of their hosts, eat away the limbs of those infected while inflicting deep rotting wounds, incapacitating the victim over time until they die.
With only 8 to 12 doctors per every 100,000, medical care is extremely scarce. (To put it in perspective, the United States has 242 doctors per 100,000 people.)
One of the most effective measures one can take in jigger prevention is simply wearing clean shoes. Shoes prevent the jiggers from jumping on feet.
ONE PAIR… provides an education.
Nearly one out of every five children is uneducated.
Schools in Uganda require children to have uniform standard shoes to be able to attend.
Two Soles provides new uniform standard shoes, enabling children to attend school.
ONE PAIR… provides a better economy.
Two Soles donations pay for shoes to be made in Maliba factory located in Kampala, providing jobs and stimulating economic growth.
A better economy gives children a use for their education later in life, and gives them more opportunities to contribute to their community.
First- where will your donation NOT go?
Your donation will NOT go toward advertising, marketing, social media, employee salaries.
All costs, including travel expenses, are paid for by the founder herself as a part of her personal donation to Two Soles.
Advertising and marketing is primarily word of mouth and/or special events created, organized, and paid for by the founder herself as part of her personal donation to Two Soles.
Shoes are distributed by volunteers or independent contractors hired by the founder herself as part of her personal donation to Two Soles.