Today, while I was thumbing around and passing through some random blogs, I found an ad that said “Buy Shoes. Save Lives”. Well, this got my attention needless to say and led me to finding BuyShoesSaveLives.com. They seem legit enough.
They are open about their beliefs, and their intentions as well as things they can’t promise. Such as, they pay fair wages and attempt to do everything that fair trade would expect (although they are not eligible because fair trade deals with commodities and agriculture). They admit that they can’t confirm whether the cotton they use are fair trade certified or not.
You can see all of the kids they have helped, mostly by paying for surgeries that saved their lives. These surgeries would not have been possible otherwise.
The shoes aren’t bad looking, and they claim they are extremely durable. I don’t see any harm in giving them a try, every little bit helps to save another child that does not have a chance for the health care they need.
*photo courtesy of BuyShoesSaveLives.com