Offering HOPE, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief.

WHY JIGGERS?

It all started with an encounter with a YouTube video – a video that broke our hearts 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 are 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

Executive Director, Sole Hope

TAKE ACTION

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.

CARE KIT 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.

Donate

Your donation to Sole Hope’s general fund supports our mission of offering hope and healthier lives in Uganda.

Now that I am jigger free and have no more pain, I can finally play football (soccer) again!

Mukisa

8 years old

SOLE HOPE NEWS & UPDATES

Shoe the World Day!

Today is Shoe the World Day. When Isaac came to Sole Hope he was a little boy with big dreams. He comes from a place where jiggers can drain not just a person’s blood, but also their future. However, with his new knowledge and new shoes Isaac is ready to take on the...

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Francis Okello’s Story

Boyhood in a Warzone. The first time Francis Okello was shot he was 11 years old.   The machine gun slipped from his hands as a bullet ripped through his thigh.  The darkness of the night exploded in flames as a grenade burst.  Shrapnel embedded itself in his...

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Wounds that take Time

Henry is a father of four children and a farmer.  He has a farmer’s broad shoulders and strong hands. He grows corn and beans on the upland slopes and rice where land meets water in a swampy wetland.   One hot morning a year and a half ago, Henry woke up, picked up a...

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