Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Thanks from the Ivory Coast

We recently partnered with the people of The Hanna Project to send shoes to villages throughout Africa's Ivory Coast.

The Hanna Project was created in 2004 to specifically target the hard-to-reach areas of the world. Areas that most of the world knows very little about. Recognizing the dire conditions and desperate needs, THP invests time and patience in building relationships to gain right of entry into those areas.

Sabrina Yaw from Hanna sent us a emotional description of the area they visited and what a difference the shoe donation from Soles4Souls made.

“As you can see in the picture the people who live in the villages in which we visited in the Northwest corner of Cote d’Ivoire have very little in the way of material resources. These villagers often walk miles simply for water over treacherous and rocky terrain. Thanks to Soles for Souls generosity the shoes we distributed will help make their daily lives easier by making their journey a little less painful. As we traveled from village to village in February of this year one thing that was prevalent was the large number of people with preventable wounds on their feet. Due to their limited medical resources the simplest of cuts turn into massive life threatening infections. It is our belief that being able to put shoes on their feet will help reduce the number of critical incidents these natives experience. Thanks again for your wonderful generosity.”

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