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Jul 18, 2022

How can a shoe become a catalyst for global change? Kenton Lee is founder of Because International, an innovative accelerator that uses products as solutions to alleviate poverty. Listen as he shares a simple idea that is now impacting hundreds of thousands of children across the world.

Kenton Lee founded Because International after traveling to Nairobi, Kenya in 2007 following graduation from Northwest Nazarene University. While volunteering at a small orphanage, he noticed a little girl wearing shoes much too small for her feet—sparking his idea for The Shoe That Grows.

Today, Kenton primarily works on fundraising with major donors and foundation partners. Since graduating from college, he has received master’s degrees from Regis University, Regent University and Northwest Nazarene University. He also runs an innovative accelerator helping other entrepreneurs turn their solutions for alleviating poverty into viable companies that make a profound social impact.

In his spare time, you can find Kenton with his nose in a good book, taking part in local business organizations or spending time with his wife and two children.

What We Discuss with Kenton Lee in This Episode

  • Why and how he came up with the idea for The Shoe That Grows
  • Illustrating the shoe’s features
  • Adapting to the needs of end users
  • From 3,000 to 400,000 shoes distributed
  • Why some startup ideas succeed while others don’t
  • The importance of passion for your work
  • The power of YES
  • Differentiating conviction from delusion
  • Don’t give up – it might be hard, but it will be worth it
  • Style Her Empowered (SHE) school uniforms that grow for girls in Togo
  • How they demonstrate their faith through practical love
  • Creating your own ripple of impact

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