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Macbeth Footwear Teams Up with Solemen to Donate Shoes for the Poor


(8/31/2014)

Bali’s poorest of poor, who eke out an existence working and living on a giant mountain of garbage in Suwung, South Bali received a welcome surprise in the form brand new footwear donated by Macbeth Footwear, coordinated by Solemen.

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Sarbagita Sanur’s behemoth garbage dump is a huge mountain of discarded and decaying refuse where the Bali’s poorest spend their day's competing with vermin, trying scratch a meager living from what they salvage.

The idea of something as simple as a new pair of quality shoes is a distant dream for people who live in simple hovels atop piles of garbage.

Macbeth Footwear provided approximately one hundred and fifty pairs of brand new shoes after Solemen appealed for their support.
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The donations were greeted by happy faces all around with every pair snapped up by the excited workers and their families. Children specifically needing new shoes for school were some of the first in line.

Solemen founder Robert Epstone explained, “Not only do the donations provide essential footwear to those in need; they also highlight the living condition of many families in Bali.”
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“Communities like this can’t be forgotten. When we heard these families needed help, we were more than happy to step in and donate,” said Yopy Suteja, marketing and sales manager for Macbeth Footwear’s Indonesian distributor.

Following a proven formula of seeking donations from the community to assist the less fortunate members of the local community, Solemen invites supporters to donate unwanted goods, clothes and shoes that can be used to assist the poor.

Visit Solemen's website to learn more about their work in Bali.

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