The shoes you no longer want can
create jobs for people in need.

Helping people in developing nations start and sustain
their own small businesses to step out of poverty.


Micro Enterprise Program

“Give a person a fish, they eat for a day; teach a person to fish and they eat for a lifetime.”

The word micro-enterprise means “small business.”

And it’s a powerful way to help fight poverty.


New and gently-worn shoes are a resource that individuals who live in extremely poor countries can use to start a small business.

Constant Supply

Because you donate shoes, we can make sure they have a constant supply of quality product. This ensures their business can be sustained long-term.

Real Economic Change

The income the small business owners earn gives them the ability to purchase necessities like food, shelter, and education for their families.

Your used shoes become someone else’s food, housing and education.

People are empowered to provide for themselves and their families.

The sale of 1 pair of shoes can provide 5 meals for Marie-Ange and her family in Haiti.

20 pairs sold can provide a year’s worth of shelter for Ginette and her family in Haiti.

30 pairs generate enough income to pay for a year’s worth of schooling for Tracy’s daughter in Honduras.

Together, we can help people step out of poverty.

Here’s how it works:

You donate shoes

Repurpose shoes are donated to Soles4Souls by individuals, shoe drives and footwear companies.

We sort and distribute

Once sorted, we transport the shoes to vetted nonprofit organizations on the ground in developing nations, who purchase them for an avg. of $1 per pair.

Businesses are created

Our nonprofit partners provide training and support where job opportunities don’t exist. These people start small businesses selling shoes within their local communities.

Lives are changed

Selling shoes generate the income these business owners need to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

More Shoes = More Opportunities

Learn how the shoes you no longer want provide opportunities many in developing nations need!