Fundación Esperanza y Alegría and Nokkel Shoes work together to try and cover the basic nutritional needs of 100 children in India

Fundación Esperanza y Alegría and the Spanish shoe company Nokkel Shoes, have signed a collaboration agreement in which for every pair of shoes that are sold, Nokkel Shoes will give the necessary amount to cover the basic nutritional needs of a minor for a week living in the Homes of St. Joseph or Mother Theresa in the city Nazareth (Tamil Nadu, India).

This agreement became possible thanks to the solidarity of its founders, Francisco Pizarro and Lourdes Calderón, who since the beginning have wanted for the company to develop in the line of social action in favor of the most vulnerable people.

In fact, the founder, Lourdes Calderón, was a volunteer in 2016 in one of the orphanages in India she is now helping. Her visit to the country, her knowledge of Indian culture and the desire of both founders to make this a better world, just like their motto ¨building a much better world¨, has made it possible for both parties to collaborate in this social action.

Homes of St. Joseph and Mother Theresa

The Homes of St. Joseph and Mother Theresa shelter 60 boys and 40 girls, respectively. A majority of these children are orphans, semi orphans or come from low income families living in an area with a very high dropout rate among younger children.

To counteract this situation, Fundación Esperanza y Alegría and its local partner, the TMSSS (Tiruchirappalli Multipurpose Social Service Society) created in 2013 the Homes of St. Joseph and Mother Theresa to promote education to minors and serve their basic needs like nutrition, shelter, medical care and clothing.

These Homes help children avoid having to work in the streets due to a lack of financial means in their families, poverty within their communities, or premature death of one of their parents.

Nokkel Shoes

Nokkel Shoes is a Spanish brand of handmade shoes made with high quality leather for men and women. Founded in 2018 in Madrid, it identifies itself with the motto ¨Building a much better world¨ because they believe that actions, no matter how small, can help build a better world. Their solidary will has led them to collaborate with one of the projects Fundación Esperanza y Alegría in Nazareth, India has in progress, such as the Homes of St. Joseph and Mother Theresa, who shelter 60 boys and 40 girls, respectively. These homes offer orphans, semi orphans or children from low income families, basic education, food, medical care and clothing. For every pair of shoes that is sold, Nokkel will donate two euros, enough to cover food expenses of a child for a week.

Fundación Esperanza y Alegría

Fundación Esperanza y Alegría was created in 2001 and is inspired by the spiritual principles of Mother Theresa of Calcutta, it is characterized by its compromise with the most disadvantaged of people in vulnerable situations. It tries to transform poverty into self-sufficiency, it promotes sustainable development and widens the opportunities of project beneficiaries. Till this day it has managed to help more the 250.000 direct beneficiaries. Its accounts are audited by the Fundación Lealtad.