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Can A Shoe Change The Lives Of 300 Million Kids…YES! Meet the Shoe That Grows!

Posted by: on Apr 17, 2015 | No Comments

It’s not everyday you come across a cool idea but an idea that can change the lives of the so many underprivileged kids around the world. Well today I would like to share the story of the Shoe That Grows! When I seen byline for the Shoe That Grows last night while surfing the web, I immediately started thinking, how can a show grow? The Shoe That Grows are adjustable sandals that adjust with size that allow impoverished kids in poor nations to grow up without having to go barefoot.

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Founder and Executive Director Kenton Lee

From the information from the website, The Shoe That Grows started when Founder and Executive Director Kenton Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. One day while walking to church, he noticed a little girl in a white dress next to him who had shoes that were way to small for her feet. That led to questions about why.  And finally an idea: “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand – so that kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?”  And just like that The Shoe That Grows was born.

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Over 2 billion people in the world suffer from soil-transmitted parasites and diseases.  The Shoe That Grows is a better solution to help children protect their feet than just regular shoes, shoes that don’t fit, or no shoes at all.  The Shoe That Grows adjusts five sizes and last five years – providing better protection and better health for children. There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes.  And countless more with shoes that do not fit. Sometimes they receive donations of shoes, but these are kids.  Their feet grow.  And they outgrow donated shoes within a year.

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I think the “Shoe That Grows” is a great idea and anyone is interested to learn more please visit the website Shoe That Grows here.

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