The Shoe that Grows, Botswana


In most rural African villages for a child to have a pair of shoes is a privilege.  It was from seeing children running barefeet in dirty waters, bad sanitation with no shoes to protect them, that an idea of a project called “the shoe that grows” was born by Kenton Lee, the founder.

The idea started in 2007 while Kenton Lee lived and worked in Kenya and now the project is a success as it has managed to make a shoe that can be adjusted and expands and lasts for five years. So one child can have one shoe for five years and it continues to fit them.

CITW Botswana is very grateful to be a beneficiary of this shoe through a generous donation made by one of Wilderness Safaris’ guests, Dr. Epstein.  He and his family donated 50 pairs of a ‘shoe that grows’.

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