Giving Back


     The Lesedi Project

Community is a core pillar of Zulu culture and a fundamental part of our brand. Since our inception, Balega has sought to honor the culture and country that is so much a part of our identity. In 2004, we successfully launched The Lesedi Project (meaning light and enlightenment) in order to give back and strengthen South African communities.


The Ethembeni School

Through The Lesedi Project, your purchases of Balega running socks have aided this home for 300 disabled and disadvantaged children along the Comrades Marathon route in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa by providing:


Grit & Grace

In partnership with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), who work to eliminate environmental causes of breast cancer, we’re on a mission of prevention by encouraging healthier lifestyles for women.

Balega offers limited edition running socks during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, donating $1 to BCPP from every pair sold. These socks feature inspirational messages for all women. 

Back on My Feet

Back on My Feet motivates homeless individuals to overcome difficulties and reintegrate into society by setting and achieving running goals. Balega loves being part of their journeys every step of the way, and we outfit all 12 chapters nationally with our signature Balega running socks. Learn more about Back on My Feet at backonmyfeet.org.