Blog: Posts in category Micro-Enterprise

How Zappos and Allbirds are Helping Soles4Souls Turn Trash into Opportunity

July 17, 2018

Here at Soles4Souls we are committed to not only fighting poverty, but also protecting the environment. A troubling amount of textiles go to waste every day and end up in the trash. In fact, the EPA states that only 15% of clothing and footwear in the U.S. is recycled. That means that 85% of discarded...

A Full Circle Moment in Transnistria

June 20, 2018

Lena Ahremtseva was raised in a Transnistrian orphanage with 200 other children from birth through the age of 16. “Our days were all alike,” said Lena. “We would wake up, go to classes held there, and then we had free time for a couple of hours, but we could not leave the grounds. Then we...

Soles4Souls Launches New Micro-Enterprise Operation on Nicaraguan Mother’s Day in Honor of Annice Lane

May 30, 2018

Currently, 767 million people live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.90 a day and struggling to afford life’s basic necessities. Here at Soles4Souls, we see time and time again the importance of and need for a long-term solution to poverty, which is exactly why the expansion of our micro-enterprise program is at the...