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Shoe Lending Library

Shoes deliver health, education, and self-esteem. Our "Borrow as You Grow" Shoe Lending Library makes school shoes available to Tumaini Tutor School students ages 4-18.  This provides uniform shoes required for a child to attend public school. Without money to buy shoes, most children go barefoot or wear flip-flops. 

How can a child's shoes impact change?

  • Shoes allow a child access to education in public school.  Black shoes are required as part of the public school uniform. Without shoes the child is sent home from public school.
  • Children's feet are protected from sharp rocks, cuts, bacterial and fungal infections as well as worm infections that lead to malnutrition. 
  • Self-esteem blossoms when a child receives black shoes to wear to school. 

         "With my shoes on, I look good outside and I feel good inside too!"  Rosemary Mande, age 14.

Health & Hope purchases school shoes from local vendors to support commerce for Tanzanians.  A pair of shoes costs $15.  Your help to add  a pair of shoes to the Shoe Lending Library fills a child's gap in health and education. 



Your Contributions Have Made an Important Impact

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