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GRHI is seeking to purchase pairs of shoes for refugee children and poor   Uganda children to help them prevent diseases caused by walking barefoot. Small insects called jiggers (which look like sand fleas) cause one of the most endemic issues in Uganda today that can be easily prevented. Jiggers often enter through the feet, as they are poor jumpers. Painful swelling follows, and the jiggers spread throughout the body, causing affected tissue to essentially rot away. Thousands are affected by jiggers monthly, and some cases, if left untreated, lead to death. GRHI will be purchasing black shoes providing them to children aged 4 – 14 who are the most in need in Kyaka Refugees settlement.


Local community leaders together with our staff and volunteers assist in selecting recipients for shoes and delivering them. Each brand new pair of shoes in Uganda cost $20. Your donation will save a child from getting jigger bug.

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