The Sole of Africa initiative was created by the Mineseeker Foundation to specifically address the needs of those affected by landmines. Our focus is on getting those people who have lost limbs back on their feet and re-integrated into their respective communities. It is not just a case of fitting a limb and then walking away. There are rehabilitation, education, life skills and family issues that need to be addressed as well.
Having lost a limb is not just a physical loss, it also effects people's confidence and ability to provide for their families. It is important that we return the dignity of these people so that they can become a valued member of the community.
The Sole of Africa is striving to assist these people through these programmes and we would like you to help as well, to "Put Your Foot Down" with us and get involved.
Our main projects are to establish a permanent prosthetics clinic in Mozambique, as well as to support this through the use of Mobile Clinics. We are calling are Mobile Clinic programme "Africa's Got Legs" and this is a poignant reminder that there is so much opportunity for these people.
The Sole of Africa supports the Mineseeker Foundation's vision of not giving aid 'for aids sake'. While we understand that circumstances dictate the requirement to fullfil immediate needs and hardships, we are firmly committed to building and providing people with sustainable solutions. Solutions in agriculture, business and entrepeneurship. These are built aorund the Mineseeker Aid Free Zone Model, which is a commercial venture that will make sure that people have a growing income and future for themselves and more importantly, their children!
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Building Communities through Coconuts
This video gives you some insight as to how our Aid Free Zone Village Model works:
We have fitted numerous prosthetics to people and all have been a highlly rewarding experience. This fitting was just that much more special. After only two hours 3 year old Herminio was busy trying out his new limb!