Offering HOPE, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief.
It all started with an encounter with a YouTube video – a video that broke our Founder’s heart, took us WAY out of our comfort zones, and led us to Uganda. Along the way, we realized we could not only help Ugandan children live lives free from jiggers, but we could help Ugandan men and women earn a fair wage by making the shoes that go on the feet of the children we treat. Jiggers are not like any other parasite. The health implications and social stigma that comes with them is crippling to those affected by them. We believe there is hope for the problem of jiggers in Uganda, and the way Sole Hope makes a difference is by helping the “next two feet” at a time become jigger free and remain that way.
Suddenly it made sense that somebody had to do something about this – and we were that somebody.Dru Collie
There are many ways you can be involved with making a sustainable change through Sole Hope. The Sole Hope team appreciates and values the support and encouragement of volunteers. Below are some of the ways you can help Sole Hope.
SHOE CUTTING PARTY
You can make a direct impact on the life of someone seemingly a world away by being a source of hope. Hope of relief from foot-related disease. Hope of an active life. Be moved. Be active. Be someone’s hope.
Amazon Wish List
Sole Hope has many, many needs for all sorts of goods. Portable stools to megaphones. Sheets to measuring cups. You can order stuff for Sole Hope, and we’ll have it sent along with the next group of visitors & servants.
Now that I am jigger free and have no more pain, I can finally play football (soccer) again!Mukisa
SOLE HOPE NEWS & UPDATES
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"You will never be compassionate without listening to a person," says Adam, Sole Hope's lead social worker. And, at it's heart, that's what social work is all about. It's about solving problems with people, not for people. It's about listening and understanding....read more