BENEFITING: FOOTSTEPS MISSIONS
This project is to raise money to have custom-made leather sandals made for two teenage girls in Honduras who have no shoes because of their extra toes.
Footsteps is a Christian organization that serves children in a Honduran orphanage, in addition to doing great things elsewhere. Two sisters there, both in their early teens, have six toes on each foot, and can't wear regular shoes. One was 13 before she got her first pair of shoes, sandals which we had custom-made to fit her feet, but which were recently stolen. Her younger sister, who is 11, has never worn any kind of shoes due to her unusual feet. The photo you see is of one of their feet. It isn't pretty, but imagine having never been able to wear any kind of shoe because of your strange feet, and being made fun of for being the only kid in your village without shoes! The money is for one pair of custom-made sandals for each girl. I'm happy to provide additional photos of their feet and a link to the sandal maker.
If this experiment works, maybe together we can raise money to do the same thing for some of the other children in third-world countries with polydactyly!