This began as our primary mission-providing gently used uniforms to children who couldn't afford them. Public schools in the DR require uniforms, but this is often much too expensive for families that are living a day to day existence. We have found that shoes are desperately needed as well. Often, a child may have a pair of shoes to attend school , but as soon as they return home those shoes must be put away and kept in good condition. These children run and play on unpaved roads, amidst debris, in bare feet. Going barefoot increases these children's risk for getting soil-transmitted diseeases, as well as other injuries. We also provide footwear for adults . In some cases this has enabled people to get a better job.