Our Mission

We believe shoes make a difference. Honduran Soles exists to provide shoes to the shoeless wherever there is need.

We want to cover s o l e s with shoes while also covering ((s o u l s)) with the love and truth found in our faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe that by reaching even one person with a new pair of shoes, we are better able to serve them spiritually after first meeting a physical need.

We also fully believe that e d u c a t i o n is vital. For many children around the world, shoes are a part of the school uniform requirement to attend school.

By providing a child with a new pair of black closed-toed shoes, we are providing them with the opportunity to learn and better their future. Ultimately, we want to be the hands & feet of Christ in this world, sharing hope– one pair of shoes at a time.

Raising Funds

Do a fundraiser or donation drive to collect funds. These funds can be earmarked to either buy shoes or uniforms or to cover the shipping expenses.

Start a Flipflop Collection

Many people can pick up a pair of flip flops at their local dollar general store for a dollar or two. Placing a collection box with an explanation of the mission will encourage people to donate. Once donations are complete, ship them to our home base for sorting and distribution.

Tell Us About Mission Trips

If you know missionaries who work in an area where shoes would be needed, we can send some to them. If you or a team are heading out to the mission field, we will supply your group with the shoes to take along. Make sure to contact us 4 to 6 weeks before your trip.

About Honduran Soles

We are an organization that collects and distributes shoes internationally with mission groups + organizations traveling abroad. We provide the shoes and bags to transport them and also cover the costs of airfare for each bag. The donations we receive go towards exactly this: giving shoes.

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In June of 2011, sisters Emily Cole and Andrea Smith traveled to Choluteca, Honduras on their first missions trip outside the U.S. While there, they were able to minister to people by giving out food, clothing, and sharing the Gospel. Out of everything they experienced, the need and lack of shoes, especially for children, impacted them the most. Blistered and calloused feet running through rocky and dirty streets burdened their hearts and moved them to want to do something.

Once home, their vision to start something never took shape as they were unsure of where to start and afraid of taking a step out in faith. It was not until one year later, after their friends returned from Honduras that they heard once again the overwhelming need for shoes that filled the streets. So, in July of 2012, with a small vision but big faith, they started Honduran Soles.

Read more about the co-founders, Emily Cole and Andrea Smith. 

Pairs Of Shoes Donated

Countries Touched

Outfitting students and children around the world with footwear.

Children Without Shoes Worldwide


Why Shoes

Over 300 million children worldwide are without shoes. Shoes help prevent the spread of parasitic diseases that plague over 1.4 billion people worldwide. Shoes are very often considered a required part of the school uniform in developing countries, and without shoes, many children are unable to attend school.

Why Shoes

Many serious health conditions can be absorbed through the feet, even through the toughest soles. As the skin on the bottom of the feet toughens and thickens, large cracks can form, which allows parasitic infections such as hookworm and threadworm to penetrate the skin.