MORE THAN 1.5 BILLION PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED WITH PARASITIC DISEASES THAT COULD BE PREVENTED BY WEARING PROPER FOOTWEAR*
The most common are soil-transmitted helminth (STH) caused be nematode worms. STH is the responsible for not only significant morbidity, but also, indirectly, death. Other barefoot related illnesses include podoconiosis, hookworm-related illnesses, schistosomiasis, tungiasis, and even ebola**.
People are dying due to a lack of proper footwear!
With the recycled plastic that we collect, we have developed a way to turn them into wearable sandals to distribute to people in need.
YOUR PARTICIPATION IS SAVING LIVES!
*World Health Organization, "Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections", 2017
**Zocalo Public Square, "Here is One Thing We Can Do to Control the Spread of Ebola.", 2014.
With your recycled plastic bottles, we've created a way to break down and melt the plastic.
With the broken down plastic, we inject it into a patented mold that shapes it into a sandal.
The finished product is packed and delivered to someone in need. A life is saved thanks to your recycling!