27. Inspiring Hope Through the Gift of Shoes With Manny Ohonme

For a lot of people, shoes are simply a fashion accessory.

But for millions all over the world, shoes are a basic necessity and a beacon of hope.

In this episode, Matt Halloran talks to Manny Ohonme, the founder, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit organization that shares hope with those in need by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes (they’ve distributed over 8 million pairs of shoes to date!). Manny explains why shoes are a symbol of hope that help people to dream big. He also shares how he has managed to make a global impact, even though he had nothing to give away when first starting out.

Manny discusses:

  • The serious need to fight foot-borne diseases in different parts of the world
  • How Samaritan’s Feet continued its “shoes of hope” mission during COVID-19
  • Why no problem is too big to solve with strong faith and dedication
  • Opportunities to join Samaritan’s Feet to make an impact in your community and beyond
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and received his first pair of shoes from a “Good Samaritan” at age nine. Those shoes became a symbol of hope as Manny started playing basketball, earned a college scholarship in the U.S., and began a successful career in the technology industry. In 2003, Manny and his wife, Tracie, founded Samaritan’s Feet International, a non-profit organization that shares hope with those in need by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes. Now, over 8 million pairs of shoes have been distributed in 108 nations and over 450 U.S. cities.

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