Their Shoes #53

This post is an update about Nancy, from Their Shoes #43 “I’m falling through the cracks!” I spent yesterday with Nancy. While I can’t say I walked in her shoes, I most certainly did get a better appreciation of her struggles. Nancy’s been living in an apartment shared with mice for close to 2 years.… Continue reading Their Shoes #53

Their Shoes #52

Sandra received her shoes from a friend. Sandra’s been at the shelter for years. Her husband passed away from cancer about one year ago. Life has always been hard for her but the last year was especially rough. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Transportation! I need rides everyday to… Continue reading Their Shoes #52

Their Shoes #51

 “D” wished to be anonymous. She asked to be called “D”. She received her flip-flops from the shelter two years ago. She requested only her flip-flops be photographed. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Food. I get some of my meals here. But, not all of them. I know there… Continue reading Their Shoes #51

Their Shoes #50

Tony bought his shoes at Sports Direct, a discount clothing store in the United Kingdom. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s boredom. It’s hard not to have something to do or places to go. It’s nice to have somewhere to stay and get clean—shower—and where you don’t have to… Continue reading Their Shoes #50

Their Shoes #49

Elias received his shoes from a friend. His friend found the pair of shoes in a garbage bag left by the roadside. “There’s a hole in the side of them—right here—but that’s fine.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter! I’m staying at a friend’s house. I sleep on the… Continue reading Their Shoes #49

Their Shoes #48

John received his shoes from the homeless shelter. “Virginia picked out a real nice pair for me.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “I don’t like to complain but my biggest struggle is my health. My diabetes. That’s my biggest problem. I have an enlarged prostate. Anemia. And, the laser… Continue reading Their Shoes #48

Their Shoes #47

Terry obtained his shoes from the homeless shelter. “I get most of my clothing here. Everything I’m wearing right now is from here.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Food. I eat some of my meals here. I use food banks as well and go to the grocery store as… Continue reading Their Shoes #47