Seven-year-old Georgia Lalli from Manly is the new face and designer behind Moeloco a social enterprise dedicated to changing the lives of children living in extreme poverty through colourful thongs.
The latest design entitled ‘Can Fly’ was created to foster future change-makers and empower children to become leaders.
Recently, 50 barefooted children from Georgia’s year at St Luke’s Grammar School walked part of the way to school raising awareness of the 300 million children who are without a pair of shoes and living in poverty.
Moeloco – that literally translates into ‘dream crazy’ – was set up by Dee Why businesswoman Kathy Wong with the aim harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to make a positive difference to some of the poorest people on the planet.
Her story was featured in an earlier edition of COVERED.
She is one of a growing group of companies called 'social enterprises', aiming to make a profit, so they are better able to contribute to their causes.
For every pair of Moeloco Flip Flops sold, one pair of school shoes is donated to some of the world’s most underprivileged children.
To date Moeloco has donated more than 4,400 pairs of shoes to some of the world’s most underprivileged children in India. In collaboration with The Hope Foundation, a pair of canvas shoes is donated for every pair of thongs purchased.
Moeloco produces thongs that carry positive messages etched onto the sole of each shoe that leaves an imprint on the sand.
To purchase from and support Moeloco, visit www.moeloco.com