Monday, September 28, 2009

Soles4Souls and Operation Compassion deliver shoes and rice to the Philippines

When Soles4Souls distributes its shoes worldwide sometimes the footwear does not fill the very large distribution container. When this is the case, the remainder of the container is then filled with other essential, sometimes life-saving, supplies.

Recently a Soles4Soul's container filled with footwear and rice was distributed in Manila, Philippines. The distribution was handled by Operation Compassion – one of Soles4Soul's distribution partners.

These pictures are of the San Fernado Dump Site. The children actually live very close to the dumping area. They don't have any water irrigation so they retrieve water from a nearby dirty river. Most of their shoes, clothing, and even sometimes food, are pulled from the dump site. They often eat dried fish from the garbage because they don't make enough money to buy other food.

The children who live around the dump site received sandals from Soles4Souls and 50 bags of rice thanks to Operation Compassion and other charities. When essential footwear accompanies life-saving supplies, such as food and water, it can make all the difference in the world.

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