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.
- 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
Connect With Manny Ohonme:
- Samaritan’s Feet
- LinkedIn: Manny Ohonme
- Twitter: Manny Ohonme
- Instagram: Manny Ohonme
- Facebook Fan Page: Manny Ohonme
- LinkedIn: Samaritan’s Feet International
- Twitter: Samaritan’s Feet International
- Instagram: Samaritan’s Feet International
- Facebook: Samaritan’s Feet International
- YouTube: Samaritan’s Feet International
Connect With ProudMouth:
- LinkedIn: Matt Halloran
- Twitter: Matt Halloran
- LinkedIn: ProudMouth
- Facebook: ProudMouth
- Twitter: ProudMouth
- YouTube: ProudMouth
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.