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The World Shoe: A Life Changer

Over a billion people worldwide face diseases, job instability, and even deformity or death due to the lack of proper footwear. The World Shoe aims to eradicate the barefoot epidemic by providing anti-microbial shoes to those in need. Purchase a pair or donate to help us get one step closer to a world with zero shoeless children.

Over 1.5 billion people suffer from foot related illnesses.

  • The World Health Organization reports that more than 1.5 billion people in the world are infected with soil-transmitted diseases which could be prevented by wearing proper footwear.

  • Four million people in Ethiopia alone have Podoconiosis, a nonfilarial type of elephantiasis, one million of which are children, which causes severe swelling in the feet.

  • Natural disasters such as flooding and hurricanes often leave behind contaminated water and grounds harming those trying to rebuild their lives.


A better, properly designed shoe that is biodegradable and protects the feet from injury, infections, and diseases. With an active, built-in anti-microbial agent, infections can be treated as the shoe is worn. The World Shoe is protective and breathable and removes the access point for parasitic activity. The World Shoe gives hope and opportunity to those who wear it.


Shoes bring people around the world hope and dignity. They provide protection and opportunity to those suffering, giving individuals the chance to go to school, safely travel, and work helping provide for themselves and their family, and be a part of their community.


  • The Vision

    Over 30 years ago, Manny Ohonme received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine and it changed his life. Now he wants to give to others.

  • The Need

    Without shoes, children often can't attend school and adults can't work consistently. Shoes help create opportunities for a better future.

  • The Gift

    Samaritan's Feet serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life.

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