Samaritan’s Feet serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities.
Over 30 years ago, a young Nigerian boy, Manny Ohonme, received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine. It changed his life and now he wants give others that same opportunity for change and impact. Samaritan’s Feet wants to inspire hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and encouragement to those who need it most.
Samaritan’s Feet believes that a new a pair of shoes and the act of foot-washing can:
- Provide a tangible foundation of hope and the opportunity for a better life.
- Prompt children to focus in school and families not to worry.
- Protect feet and decrease the possibility of getting a foot-borne disease.
Since its founding in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have distributed over 7 million pairs of shoes in 108 countries and 395 U.S. cities.