Sole Hope

Sole Providers

Shoes. In developed countries such as the United States, they are considered accessories—even status symbols. But in third world countries, shoes can mean the difference between life and death. The University of West Georgia’s JoAnna Browning learned about this reality through Sole Hope, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to combat foot-related diseases in impoverished countries. As a teacher in UWG’s pre-kindergarten program, her love of children compelled her to do what she could to help.