Shoes for Life
Jiggers are a parasitic flea that burrows under the skin and builds a nest there, most commonly attacking peoples hands and feet. They pose a tremendous threat to impoverished people in east Africa. The best way to prevent jigger problems are health and hygiene education, ensuring a clean environment and simply putting on shoes. However it's very difficult for many east Africans to afford shoes when the average daily income is only $2USD and there is a severe lack of resources and infrastructure.
- Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa have no shoes to wear.
- Tungiasis is a very common disease for locals without shoes, often causing death among children.
- Provide supplies for jigger prevention.
- Conduct jigger treatment.
- Promote health and hygiene education.