Thousands of colorful Crocs were spotted on the road after a distribution in Thuong Xuan, one of the extremely poor mountainous regions of Thanh Hoa province in North Vietnam. More than 83 thousand people live in around 120 villages, 63% of those are living below the poverty level estimated to be $13/ month. They cannot afford a pair of shoes let alone have the resources to find them. There are no means of transportation in these rough areas of terrain except for on foot. Because of organization like Brothers Brother Foundation and World Vision these families are able to own a new pair of shoes.
“Shoes were donated to the children at one of the primary schools, Luan Khe, and were made part of the school uniform. They made the walk to and from school much more comfortable and the donations contributed to bringing drop-outs back to school.” - (World Vision Singapore)
“I used to walk without slippers and felt OK with this, though my feet were occasionally cut by rocks or thorns. However, after two months using the sandals I see that it is much more safe and clean to wear them”. -(Vi Thi Hang, Chieng Commune)