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: giving · parasites · shoe facts · soil-transmitted diseases · why we give · world health organization
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: Alejo · ethiopia · giving · giving in Ethiopia · Timkat · TOMS employees · travel
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: clinics · ethiopia · one for one · podo · podo patients · podoconiosis · toms shoes · treatment