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One Day Without Shoes

[ 0 ] 04/06/2012 |

1,890,000 Kenyan children are infected by jiggers, burrowing fleas that cause painful infection.

30,000 people live on one landfill in the Philippines, where many are without shoes and are exposed to broken glass, syringes and debris.

4,000,000 people have podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring soil-based disease.

740,000,000 people are affected by hookworm which can cause intestinal pain, weakness and cognitive impairment.

Millions of children are at risk of injury, disease, and soil-transmitted infection.

In some areas, shoes are required for children to attend school.

Children who are healthy are more likely to be successful students.

On April 10, will you take off your shoes for a day to raise awareness and change a life?

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For more information, check out the One Day Without Shoes website.

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