Without shoes, children are especially vulnerable to soil-transmitted diseases and parasites that can cause illness and even death. Children who get sick miss school, can’t help their families, and suffer needlessly. And since children’s feet grow so quickly, they often outgrow donated shoes within a year, leaving them once again exposed to illness and disease.
With shoes, children are more healthy, attend school more often, and are more confident. The Shoe That Grows has 5 times the impact of ordinary shoes because it expands 5 sizes and lasts for years.