For the children at Family of Hope’s education centre, shoes aren’t the norm.
Instead, for many it’s the first time they’ve ever had shoes. This is thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Over the last few months we have collected dozens of shoes but as our children and school grow we need more.
The shoes prevent a very painful condition caused by ‘jigger’ fleas. The tiny creatures burrow into skin which can cause swelling, itching, ulceration and inflection. As a result of this it can lead to blood poisoning, gangrene, tetanus and other diseases as well as in the worst cases, amputation.