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 eternal hope through Jesus Christ.
Founded in 1997 by doctor and missionary 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...]
The impact of mossy foot disease is far wider than the health issue that presents such a visible need. Hundreds of women have been abandoned by their husbands as a result of the stigma associated with this disease, leaving them with no means to live and support themselves and their children. Due to a generous…[Read More...]
Worano's story demonstrates the radical change that early intervention can have for a young person with mossy foot disease. It also shows the importance of having local clinics that are accessible to those in need. And finally, it demonstrates how those who have received help want to give back, so that the cycle of healing can continue. When I was young boy, I worked hard to help my family. I watched the cows in the pasture, fetched water from river, and guarded the house when nobody was … [Read More...]
Recently we received good news from Mossy Foot Project headquarters in Soddo. A long awaited shipment of donated shoes finally arrived. The journey of these shoes began many months ago when Mossy Foot President Sharon Daly connected with Samaritan's Feet, an organization that focuses on providing shoes for the poorest of the poor. Providing shoes for those who cannot afford them is a key component of the Mossy Foot Project's strategy to prevent the disease in Ethiopia and eventually … [Read More...]
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