Cherished Feet


According to statistics, eleven million children a year, 30,000 a day die everyday from preventable or treatable causes, such as disease and poverty. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty (less than one dollar per day). There are numerous diseases that infect millions of poor people in developing countries, yet we rarely hear about them. A leading cause of disease and infections originate in parasites.  More than 1.5 billion people, or 24% of the world's population are infected with soil-transmitted helminth infections worldwide.   They are found in helminths (a type of parasitic worm), which can penetrate the skin through bare feet.  

Parasites enter the body through the soles of the feet when a person walks barefoot or through ingestion. Impoverished people have few resources; they generally live in poor communities where trash and human waste have made the soil a breeding ground for a variety of deadly organisms. Due to these inconceivable conditions, unfortunate families spend their entire day walking barefoot in landfills.

Cherished Feet is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to provide footwear to underprivileged children and families in US and developing countries. Our focus is to promote, protect the health and well-being of families around the world. Cherished Feet reaches out to communities across the globe to offer assistance and services to shelters, orphanages, schools, organizations and refugee camps. 

Through our hardwork, thoughtful stewardship, and focus on the needs of the young, Cherished Feet strives to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, their families, communities and the world.