In Africa, there are many children who do not own shoes and are plagued by the chigoe flea. Chigoe fleas are parasitic insects that can enter the human body and even threaten a person’s life, with the death rate being as high as 60%. Re-Pulp Shoes recycle used paper boxes and turn them into paper pulp through a simple processing technique using water. The pulp is then put through Re-Pulp Shoes molds to produce thousands of recycled shoes. This invention means that soon every child will have a pair of shoes, putting an end to the problem of the chigoe flea.
A simple idea that can save lives. Waterproofing will be an issue, but this can be solved!UNIVERSITY