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  1. 1. ECO STEPS: FOR A BETTER FUTURE<br />Claire Brady, Jennifer Sieben, PranavPrabhakaran<br />
  2. 2. INFORFORMATION ABOUT LIBERIA<br />Located on the Atlantic coast in the southern part of West Africa.<br />Liberia is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire.<br />It is comparable in size to Tennessee<br />The president is Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf<br />The population is: 3,685,076<br />Natural resources: Iron ore; rubber; timber; diamonds; gold;tin; possible offshore deposits of crude oil.<br />In August 2003, a comprehensive peace agreement ended 14 years of civil war<br />
  3. 3. CONTINUED…<br />The civil war had a huge toll on Liberians; 150 000 Liberians were killed and 850,000 fleeing into neighboring countries such as: Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ghana.<br />The security situation is still volatile and the process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war torn country remains sluggish.<br />Liberia has extremely poor standards of public health.<br />
  4. 4. WHY DO WE NEED SHOES?<br />Shoes can offer protection and comfort to countless people in Liberia who lack these essential needs.<br />For people in developed nations, shoes are regarded as a customary possession and are not seen as a privilege to own. This is not the case for many people in the Liberia<br />Proper sanitation cannot be placed under highpriorityin a nation that struggles to fight unstable government and economic issues<br />
  5. 5. THE NEED FOR SHOES<br />method of transportation is largely by foot and most natives cannot afford foot protection<br />There are many diseases and parasitic infections that can be contracted through the feet. One common disease that one could receive by walking barefoot is Podoconiosis, or "mossy foot”<br />This gruesome disease can easily be prevented by wearing some type of foot protection to keep ones feet separated from the soil<br />
  6. 6. WHY DO THEY NEED TO WEAR SHOES?<br />Schistosomiasis is anotherdisease caused by parasitic worms. It affects 200 million people worldwide including much of Africa.<br />This disease consists of worms growing inside the blood vessels of the body and producing eggs.<br />Repeated infections can damage the liver, intestines, lungandbladder<br />simply wearing shoes can minimize the occurrence of this disease<br />
  7. 7. SHOES = SCHOOL<br />In regions of Africa, a child is required to wear a pair of shoes; otherwise they are denied a proper education.<br />
  8. 8. ORGANIZATIONS<br /> Shoe4Africa gives shoes and education to Africans<br /> Heart and Sole MSU collects shoes to send overseas to needy people<br /> Shoes 4 Souls collects shoes from people and then gives them to people in need.Over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States<br />
  9. 9. MORE ORGANIZATIONS<br /> One World Running collects shoes and donates them to those in need of running shoes<br />The Shoe Bank collects shoes and donates them to those in need around the world<br />
  10. 10. SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?<br />There is a vast difference between Eco Steps and all those other shoe organizations. Instead of providing shoes just for those who need them, we provide them with a process to make their own shoes. This enables children and adults around the world to make their own shoes using materials that they can effortlessly find everyday. <br />This process will help prevent diseases and provide education to children all over the world. <br />
  11. 11. WHAT’S THE PROCES?<br />1)Obtain proper amount of spandex material and same amount of felt. Also, scissors thread and needle.<br />2) Create a template based on the lowest shoe size that your shoe would fit for all 4 different pieces.<br />3) Cut out each template from both spandex and felt and two of side pieces.<br />4) Partition the felt so that the shoe has the ability to stretch.<br />
  12. 12. CONTINUED…<br />5) Stich the felt pieces onto the according spandex pieces without space between each piece.<br />6) Stich the spandex pieces together so the shoe takes form.<br />7)cut out appropriate sized sole out of rubber piece<br />8) Partition the rubber sole according to the felt pieces of the bottom piece and attach with glue.<br />
  13. 13. THE PROCESS <br />
  14. 14. CONTINUED…<br />
  15. 15. INVENTOR DRAWINGS<br />