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The Shoe That Grows With The Child **UPDATE**

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The Shoe That Grows With The Child **UPDATE**
Source: Facebook/TheShoeThatGrows

The story of the life-changing shoes for some of the world’s poorest children just got a whole lot more exciting… thanks to YOU!

BrightVibes followers help video go viral leading to huge expansion of the scheme

Earlier this year we brought you the heartwarming story of The Shoe That Grows — a comfy and durable shoe capable of growing up to five sizes along with the child who wears it, helping to protect thousands of Kenya’s poorest children from injury and infection for up to five years. Well, we have some absolutely fantastic news to add to what is already one of our favourite stories of the year — and YOU the BrightVibes followers, are very much responsible for it.

Thanks to the huge BrightVibes support, hundreds more children now have Shoes That Grow Our 1st video about The Shoe That Grows went viral, and thanks to our BrightVibes community 1000s more kids got new shoes. Now help The Shoe That Grows, grow even bigger by sharing the latest update! Source: Facebook/BrightVibes

Getting life-changing shoes to incredible kids throughout the world

The sturdy sandals are now being made where they’re needed most, and The Shoe That Grows have opened factories to locally produce the shoes in Kenya, Ethiopia, Haiti, and are looking to opening a facility in India in the near future.

In Ethiopia, over 10,000 pairs of shoes have already been produced, bringing not only shoes, but 30 full-time jobs as well.

Kenton Lee, founder of the project, told us “I just want to thank all of the followers of BrightVibes for helping the video about The Shoe That Grows go viral and just take off, we have had more donors, more supporters, more partners come through this video than I can even say, it is incredible to see the response.” 

Lee continued, "This BrightVibes video and you BrightVibes followers have made a gigantic difference, getting life-changing shoes to incredible kids throughout the world and as the founder of The Shoe That Grows, I want to say thank you, I can’t do this without you and you have helped make this happen, thank you so much!” 

Thanks to the huge support, hundreds of additional children no longer have to walk around barefoot!

So, there you have it — the power of social media to do good has been proven yet again, and You the BrightVibes community are making a difference and effecting real-world change for good. You make a difference!

Please feel free to share this latest update if you would like to help The Shoe That Grows grow even bigger! After all, look what happened last time you did! From all of the team at BrightVibes to our followers — Thank you, you really are the best.

Without decent footwear children get sick. If they get sick, they miss school, can’t help their families, and suffer with pain. Many diseases and parasites get into the body simply because people don’t have shoes. All this is easily avoidable for up to five years with a pair of The Shoe That Grows.
No mean feet… Without decent footwear children get sick. If they get sick, they miss school, can’t help their families, and suffer with pain. Many diseases and parasites get into the body simply because people don’t have shoes. All this is easily avoidable for up to five years with a pair of The Shoe That Grows. Source: Facebook/TheShoeThatGrows

The Shoe That Grows expand 5 sizes and last 5 years These hardwearing sandals will expand 5 sizes and last 5 years, helping millions of the world’s poorest children. Source: Vimeo/TheShoeThatGrows
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If you feel you would like to become more involved, fundraise, donate or get in touch with The Shoe That Grows.