Founder & CEO
Ponte En Sus Zapatos was born one night out of desperation from seeing the extreme necessity that goes in people’s lives in my country Venezuela. Even though when we started I figured my help wasn’t going to be big enough, I was sure I could reach somebody without shoes, food, maybe sick, and change his or her life.
At that moment I remembered Mother Theresa’s words. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” It was the starting point of this beautiful dream of giving out love, hope, and happiness to somebody in need and leave a print on each one of them so that they can do the same for others.
Ma. Esther Martinez
Co-Founder & COO
I've always been one to get excited for helping others. After several years of living miles away from my country, Venezuela, and watching how my people were suffering greatly, I decided to start and be a part of "Ponte En Sus Zapatos" where I get to change and touch lives even thousands of miles of what I now call home.
Volunteering my time and resources to the organization has been an activity which energizes and satisfies me in big ways, always having faith and with the hope that Venezuela will once again become the economic power that it was when I grew up.