Shoes help protect children's feet from cuts, infections and diseases. When children are healthy, they can attend school, fight minor illnesses and grow up to reach their potential.
Shoes are often required for school attendance in many countries. Providing uniforms, including shoes, increases school attendance as much as 62%.* Education is the key to mobility and vital to breaking the poverty cycle.
Although it's less measurable, our Giving Partners consistently tell us how new shoes instill confidence in children. Confident kids are more likely to stay in school and contribute to their communities.