The Mossy Foot Project is dedicated to providing mossy foot patients in Ethiopia with life-changing support through education, prevention, medical treatment, vocational training, and a message of hope.
Founded in 1997 by Doctor Nathan Barlow, The Mossy Foot Project applies a holistic approach to the treatment and eradication of podoconiosis and the care of those afflicted.
Mossy foot is a disease that manifests itself as a massive swelling of the feet and legs. Its common name describes the appearance of the skin that becomes very rough and bumpy and changes to look like moss.
The scientific name for this condition is podoconiosis, from the Greek words for “foot” and “dust.” Podoconiosis is a non-infectious type of elephantiasis (swelling of the leg). In … [Read More...]
We are also excited to announce our first book! Mossy Foot Stories is a collection of patient stories demonstrating how the treatment offered by Mossy Foot Project has brought men, women, and children from misery and ostracism to restoration and wholeness. We’re sure you will enjoy this opportunity to read these detailed accounts of special individuals…
The largest road race in Africa is held yearly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Founded by famous Ethiopian Runner Haile Gebrselassie, The Great Ethiopian Run is a 10k road race that happens once a year around in the capital city of Ethiopia. Over 40,000 people take part on the day, including gold medal winning athletes, runners, and walkers.
Team Mossy Foot is made up of staff from our Mossy Foot International head office in Soddo along with our President, Sharon Daly, her son Kevin Daly, and board … [Read More...]
Mossy Foot Project is very happy to welcome Zebdewos Getahun as our new Country Representative and Executive Director for Mossy Foot International in Ethiopia.
Zebdewos brings a broad background of professional experience to this position as well as a heart of compassion. He is well-known within the local community as a humble man with integrity and a servant's heart.
Zebdewos first met Dr. Barlow some years ago when he helped Dr. Barlow with a program for 45 blind people and needy school … [Read More...]
The operations of the Mossy Foot Project in Ethiopia are funded by your generous donations.