"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

Buy Shoes. Save Lives.

Posted in Good Causes, Videos by matt on Sunday, July 11, 2010

The business side of what PLC does is called Buy Shoes. Save Lives. Exporting these handmade Iraqi shoes (and shirts, scarfs, etc.) is one way we raise money for kids in need of heart surgery, but it also expands the market for local Kurdish shoemakers. They make more money, we send more kids, and you get a classy pair of shoes. It’s win-win-win.

Here’s a recent clip from BSSL documenting Aram, a shoemaker I was privileged enough to meet while in Iraq.

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