Posted: Wed, October 28, 2015 | By: Uganda
Dozens of children in the mountain village of Bwethe, in western Uganda, received shoes yesterday due to the generosity of Bob Pellissier.
After money was wired there via Western Union, the townspeople purchased shoes in Kasese - a large town one hour away. The shoes cost between $1-$2.50 each.
Previous to this, many of the children were barefoot - an unhealthy situation - it can lead to pinworms, for example.
Bwethe is in the Ruwenzori mountains. It has no road access; the closest dirt road, in Kyarumba, is a one hour hike down a steep trail.
Bob Pellissier previously purchased shoes for orphans at Kasese Humanist Primary School. He is going to visit both groups of children in mid-November, when he tours numerous Brighter Brains Institute projects with several family members.
Bob is the CEO of RKI Instruments in Union City, California. His friend and co-worker, Dave McEndarffer, is also a contributor to Brighter Brains projects in Uganda.
Bob’s brother Hank is the program director of the Brighter Brains Institute.