A Step in the Right Direction

“Poverty with dignity is better than wealth based on shame,” says a Thai proverb. Thailand has its fair share of poverty and Global Hand participants, such as Epiphany Trust, make it their goal not only to assist, but to do so with dignity. A recent example was an offer through Global Hand from a very famous shoe manufacturer, though one who prefers anonymity.  When the offer was placed on the Global Hand website, Epiphany responded almost immediately, writing of those “who live at subsistence level. Vulnerable families there are living a hand-to-mouth existence, and stretching the budget to a new pair of shoes is unthinkable. To receive such good quality shoes would be far beyond anything they could have imagined,” said their director. These are shoes of excellent quality which would last for many years and, yes, give them that less tangible gift as well: a special sense of dignity.

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