The Love

Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty.  Soles4Souls’ other two divisions,Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities.

People in underdeveloped regions of the world are suffering every day due to lack of access to health care, education and economic development opportunities. Bicycles are simple, sustainable and appropriate technology to support people in developing nations and disaster recovery.

The mission of World Bicycle Relief is to provide access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.

Founded by SRAM Corporation and Trek Bicycles in 2005 and supported by many individuals, foundations and corporations, World Bicycle Relief specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle programs by providing supply chain management, technical knowledge and logistics expertise to poverty relief and disaster assistance initiatives.

Founded in 2002 by Duncan Hill, Uganda Orphans Fund (UOF) is dedicated to the care and shelter of Ugandan orphans. Our aim is to rescue, stabilize, nurture and educate as many orphans as possible. Our motivation is love. We see these kids as Uganda’s future leaders.

Originally UOF partnered with other relief organizations and built 25 orphan homes in seven years, rescuing over a thousand kids. We left the ongoing care of the orphans to local church leaders, and other ministries in the area.
In 2006, UOF obtained “non-government organization” (NGO) status with the Republic of Uganda. This designation allows us to steward our own vision in caring for orphans.

Kasozi Village in Kamuli District is a prototype of the projects we hope to multiply. The village has 4 orphan homes, a school, a medical clinic, staff housing, a church, a soccer field
and a large garden. Nearly 230 orphans live there along with 30 staff members (caregivers, teachers, a cook and a nurse). This diverse community represents three different tribes and has become one loving and cohesive family. 

A typical orphan home costs $25,000 and houses 50-60 children. This includes beds, a latrine and a kitchen. Our next project is underway in the Gulu District up north where many war orphans are struggling to find their way. We hope to offer many of them a future and a hope.