Samaritan's Feet Uganda

Samaritan’s Feet Uganda has offices in Jinja, Uganda and works with communities, schools, and other NGOs to distribute new shoes for free to children, adults, and families throughout the country.

1.5 billion people around the world are infected with foot-borne diseases that could be prevented with proper footwear. Soil-Transmitted Helminths are intestinal worms (Acaris, whipworm, and hookworm) which can be transmitted when people walk barefoot on contaminated soil. With proper or well-fitting shoes, some children may not be able to attend school or may be looked down upon by their peers and be uncomfortable and unconfident in the classroom.

Shoes can prevent infections, protect from diseases, provide economic and educational opportunities, and propel individuals to pursue their dreams.