What Matters for the Children
Shoes, Just Shoes
If you have ever worn an ill fitting pair of shoes, you will know by the end of the day.
You hurt all over your body. The children needed shoes. The border control agents do not allow shoes to enter the country.
We found a compassionate family who owns a shoe store here in Huaraz, who empathized with our issue. They have agreed to supply sneakers or trainers, to each child for only ten soles. Roughly $3.50 U.S.
Julian Lennon (son of former Beatle, John Lennon) has sponsored Changes for New Hope through his White Feather Foundation (www.whitefeatherfoundation.com) and provided enough funding to provide every child with a new pair of shoes. Each year these shoes must be replaced because the rainy season (or monsoon season depending on what part of the tropics you live in) ruin a pair of shoes during its six month downpours. Many villages have mud trails for roads, adding to the dilema.
"I asked the children what they wanted more than anything else that I can bring them, 'Shoes' is what they say most often."
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