THE PROBLEM: 300 MILLION CHILDREN WITHOUT SHOES
Because there are over 300 million children without shoes in the world, we have found a worthy cause to engage people in helping save a child’s life with healthy footwear.
HELP SAVE HER FEET
In numerous countries there has been much destruction by war, poverty and natural disasters. These events have led to many illnesses and diseases.
Footwear in these developing countries is extremely important to reduce illness caused by parasites entering through the bare foot.
One disease, Schistosomiasis, affects 200 million people worldwide. Infection can occur if skin comes in constant contact with contaminated water. The parasitic worms enter the body and cause fever, anemia, malnutrition and bloody stool or urine.
IMPACT THEIR LIVES
Foot infections can rob a young child from receiving an education. Without an education, poverty ensues.
Children walking long distances to collect water and food while barefoot is dangerous. Exposing their feet to debris such as glass, wood, metal and contaminated soil and water.
By providing children with proper footwear, we are helping them avoid these horrible diseases.
The My360Project is a non-profit charitable organization. Giving Shoes to Save Lives.
© 2017 My360project, Pending 501(c)(3)
The only bad part of this experience was we only had 25 pairs shoes and had to turn kids away. That was very difficult to do. So many genuinely needed a reliable pair of shoes and were excited about getting them. The kids who were able to get a pair of shoes would run to tell their friend and siblings, bringing them back to see if a pair was available.Charles Butler