Samaritan's Feet International

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Over 30 years ago, a young Nigerian boy, Manny Ohonme, received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine. It changed his life and now he wants give others that same opportunity for change and impact. Samaritan's Feet wants to inspire hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and encouragement to those who need it most.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Samaritan's Feet International
1836 Center Park Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217


Phone: 980-939-8150


Organization details

EIN: 141880905

CEO/President: Manny Ohonme

Chairman: Manny and Tracie Ohonme

Board size: 14

Founder: Manny and Tracie Ohonme

Ruling year: 2004

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


There are 734 million people living in poverty who can't afford education and basic articles of clothing like shoes (World Bank, 2015). Over 1.5 billion people are infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil (World Health Organization, 2020). Shoes and socks are reported to be in the "Top 5 Items Needed" by students in school (Champions for Kids, 2015).

Samaritan's Feet believes that a new a pair of shoes and the act of foot-washing can:

Provide a tangible foundation of hope and the opportunity for a better life.

Prompt children to focus in school and families not to worry.

Protect feet and decrease the possibility of getting a foot-borne disease.

Mission statement

Samaritan's Feet serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating60 of 102211 of 121
Fund acquisition rating153 of 102422 of 121
Resource allocation rating122 of 102410 of 121
Asset utilization rating244 of 102235 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,984,251$1,005,594$3,062,818$1,145,324$1,247,298
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,362,446$1,408,679$3,636,739$1,649,283$1,859,011
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,167$9,519$17,164$17,376$24,717
Other long-term assets$6,600$6,600$6,600$6,600$6,600
Total long-term assets$16,767$16,119$23,764$23,976$31,317
Total assets$4,379,213$1,424,798$3,660,503$1,673,259$1,890,328
Payables and accrued expenses$73,064$71,254$187,307$143,107$232,534
Other current liabilities$35,105$22,100$137,698$81,831$210,488
Total current liabilities$108,169$93,354$325,005$224,938$443,022
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$14,909$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$217,499$202,590$251,322$150,000$25,000
Total liabilities$325,668$295,944$576,327$374,938$468,022
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$130,606$205,199$665,360$249,962$220,778
With donor restrictions$3,922,939$923,655$2,418,816$1,048,359$1,201,528
Net assets$4,053,545$1,128,854$3,084,176$1,298,321$1,422,306
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Total contributions$11,851,801$4,026,000$5,895,279$7,409,233$3,794,107
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,797$4,943$1,175($703)$22
Other revenue$5,092$56,050$0$0$0
Total other revenue$15,889$60,993$1,175($703)$22
Total revenue$11,867,690$4,086,993$5,896,454$7,408,530$3,794,129
Program services$8,797,675$5,348,860$3,387,330$6,731,543$2,816,146
Management and general$272,208$290,055$311,849$251,077$173,966
Total expenses$9,251,304$6,042,315$4,110,599$7,532,515$3,249,729
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$2,616,386($1,955,322)$1,785,855($123,985)$544,400
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,616,386($1,955,322)$1,785,855($123,985)$544,400


Emmanuel T OhonmePresident$132,159
Tracie OhonmeExecutive Vice President$75,438

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/8/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Over 30 years ago, a young Nigerian boy, Manny Ohonme, received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine. It changed his life and now he wants give others that same opportunity for change and impact.

Manny is the co-founder of Samaritan's Feet and the chief foot washer and visionary. He loves watching lives transform right before his eyes and seeing people walk in their purpose. One of his most impactful memories with the ministry is when he witnessed the President of Burundi wash the feet of the poor and pygmies in his country. Another is when he witnessed one the orphans we served finish college, launch their own ministry, and have their own family. Manny enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and investing in people.

Tracie is the co-founder of Samaritan's Feet and the guardian of our culture and chief encourager. She loves seeing our team, as well as those we serve with, reach their potential and utilize their platform to make a difference. Developing our Women Ambassador program and seeing computer learning centers being built in Africa and the success of their Barefoot Gala has been so meaningful for her.


2003 - Samaritan's Feet Founded in Manny and Tracie's Garage; 1st Shoes Delivered Internationally - South Africa; 1st Mission Trip - South Africa

2004 - Samaritan Mile Event; 1st Barefoot Invitational Golf Event

2008 - 1st Barefoot Coaching Game by Coach Ron Hunter; World Walk - Charlotte to Atlanta; 1st Million Shoe Donation - Crocs Donates 1,000,000 Pairs of Shoes; 1st NASCAR Busch Series Race featuring Samaritan's Feet

2009 - Finish Line Donates $1,000,000; Barefoot Governor's Event; 1st NBA Partnership - Detroit Pistons; 1st NCAA Final Four Colloboration Event; President of Burundi Serves with Samaritan's Feet; Back to School Distributions Begin

2010 - South Africa Affiliate Established; Opened Indianapolis Warehouse; Sears Donates 1,300,000 Pairs of Shoes; Largest Shoe Distribution - 5,000 Children Served in One Day in Houston

2011- Guyana Affiliate Established; Peru Affiliate Established; First Barefoot Gala; 1st NFL Ambassador - Steve Smith

2012- Nigeria Affiliate Established

2013 - Brazil Affiliate Established; Sketchers Donates 1,000,000 Pairs of Shoes; Record Year - Distributed Over 1,000,000 Pairs of Shoes During 2013

2015 - Argentina Affiliate Established; Hong Kong Affiliate Established; 1st Champions of Hope Event

2016 - Phillipines Affiliate Established; 1st World Shoe Manufactured and Distributed

2017 - 1st Hope Giver Fundraising Class

2019 - Canada Affiliate Established; Mount Kilamanjaro Climb; 1st NASCAR Cup Series Racecar featuring Samaritan's Feet

2020 - Capital Campaign Launches; Hope Notes and Hope Totes Launch in Response to COVID-19; Hit 8 Million Shoes Distributed

2021 - Shoe Locker Program Launch

Program accomplishments

108 countries served

43 U.S. states served

8,260,758 people served worldwide

444 U.S. cities served

97,981 volunteers in last 8 years