Starting from just a simple trip to Colombia to explore a new country, two people were astonished by the hard work that the local artisans were putting into handcraft sandals. Falling in love with the locals and experiencing the Curiti culture was just the first step in realizing the great footprint they could put on the potential in prosperity for the country just by helping their situation be seen by many.
The grasp of how important improving these standards of living for the locals was the first goal in starting to create a thriving and flourishing culture to the locals and more importantly the youth. Deciding to uproot and relocate to the beautiful Santander to start a journey of giving back and making a difference was something they knew was heavy on their hearts.
They did this, not to only to highlight the hard working artistic locals but to bring about a change in lives of the natives to hopefully improve their ways of living so it could be reciprocated in improving the lives of the children and single mothers.
As said by the Co-founder Juan Viveros,
“The whole purpose of this company is to give back to our beloved Colombia, to make a difference, to change lives, to improve the standard of living of this artisans so they can provide a better life for their children.“
By sharing the locals great shoe making skills by selling the sandals worldwide, they would be stimulating public attraction to develop their cause and give eyes to the unknown’s situations. These sandals are environmentally friendly with their fiber material made sole that stimulates and naturally improves the circulation of blood flood in the nervous system.
The sole is made out of Fique, which is a biodegradable and durable natural fiber that grows in local trees that helps create environmental awareness and promotes the use of reusable materials.
In a country where poverty runs common, having a shoe that minimizes foot welling and relieves fatigue is a great asset. With all these things combined “Soles for Change” is creating a product that produces hope and prosperity to many in a way that benefits the health of others and the environment.
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