Project: Bottle Shoes

Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2011 by LEAD

Leader : Ankur Verma
Team: Sourab, Debjyoti and Rakesh
College: KLE CET, Belgaum.
Place of implementation: Khanapur
Date: 7/12/2010
Having  prior experience with Thinkindia and UNICEF, Ankur decided to use this experience in association with LEAD and create a difference in the lives of the people of Khanapur in Belgaum. After speaking to one of his friends, he discovered that few people had shoes in the small village. Ankur decided to make the best use of the available resources and make shoes out of old mineral water bottles. After collecting 40 bottles, Ankur and team made 20 pairs of shoes. They distributed the shoes freely. The cost of making the shoes is minimal since they used nylon threads. The nylon bands are sturdy and do not wear off. Ankur told the people how to make the shoes and showed them how to fill the bottles with cloth for more comfort. 
The experience has been good and rewarding. As Ankur wishes to be an entrepreneur, this experience has been an insight. 

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