TOMS Shoes header image 4

excited about… parasites

March 4th, 2010 No Comments

I never imagined I’d say this, but I’m pretty excited about intestinal parasites.
They’re just one of the many things that can plague a child without shoes, but they’re a big one. Some pretty amazing stats, from the World Health Organization and some of our field partners:

400 million children are infected or at risk of [...]

Tags:   · · · · ·

home from ethiopia!

January 25th, 2010 2 Comments

Three of our staff – Andrew, Alejo, and I – just got back from a week in Ethiopia, finding exciting new ways to increase our giving there. In addition to participating in Timkat, one of Ethiopia’s biggest holidays (where Andrew and Alejo wore matching Ethiopian shirts and I got blessed/sprayed in the face by a [...]

Tags:   · · · · · ·

podo patients: the biggest advocates for podo prevention

December 1st, 2009 1 Comment

On a recent trip to Ethiopia, I visited a number of podo clinics doing incredible work. One of the coolest innovations I’ve seen in podo treatment is training recovered podo patients to do outreach to new patients. At one such program, I met a woman who was well on her way to recovery – her [...]

Tags:   · · · · · · ·