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 missionary 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…
Mara Klassen has been volunteering in Mossy Foot Project's state-side office for some time, and last October, she was able to join Mossy Foot President Sharon Daly for three weeks in Ethiopia to experience first hand the needs of the people.
Now that she’s had some time to process her experience, she is offering some thoughts on her trip and its impact on her life. This is the first of a two part series
Visiting a Clinic
After hearing so much about the work of Mossy Foot Project in … [Read More...]
On her recent visit to Ethiopia, Mossy Foot President Sharon Daly was able to visit Megiso Mena, featured in an earlier story. Megiso's story was included in the Operation Change Ethiopia episode. He had one of the most extreme cases of mossy foot disease ever seen. The Starkey Foundation helped Megiso obtain special surgery in Israel.
During this visit to Megiso's home, Sharon was joined by Mara Klassen, a volunteer in the state-side office, as well as some of the Ethiopian staff, including … [Read More...]
The operations of the Mossy Foot Project in Ethiopia are funded by your generous donations.