Unique African Fashions With a Mission
The reason African Soles exists is reflected in our mission statement: "Empowering refugee widows and orphans" It's short we know but its packed with a lot of heart and passion.
Uganda has been flooded with refugee women who have fled neighbouring countries because of war and natural disasters. A great majority of these women have lost their husbands and some of their children and are seeking refuge in another land. African Soles is partnering with International Teams Canada to try and make a difference in the lives of some of these women and their children.
Since all the profits from African Soles go back to Uganda please remember that you're not just getting a great product, you're making a tangible impact in someone's life.
Anne Mwangi, our leader on the ground in Uganda has said that a high percentage of the women that African Soles helps to get started in small business "make it". By that we mean that their standard of living is raised because of the grant. They are able to pay rent, school fees and feed their families.
August 05, 2015
Eight Women receive new sewing machines and materials.
October 30, 2013
African Soles sandals are handmade in Kenya with all profit going to Uganda to help Refugee women start a small business. With this business these woman are able to support themselves and their children. The sandals consist of leather uppers and a rubber sole for comfort and beautiful beading that is painstakingly hand done. Robinson and his team of men and women work long hours to complete African Soles new sandals so they can be shipped here on time for our North American spring. They are dedicated and very talent craftsmen I just want to thank them
August 21, 2013