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…
Megiso Mena was born in a remote area of Woilatta and never had the opportunity to attend school, but he was talented and hardworking and became a successful farmer. He also grew and traded coffee. Because he had money and was strong, his neighbors respected him and he had a busy active life at the market place.
Ayelech was also a well-known businesswoman in her area, trading coffee, false banana dough, salt, and spices at the market. From time to time, Ayelech bought coffee from Megiso and … [Read More...]
Sharon Daly has been in Ethiopia for three weeks on her current visit. Her traveling companion on this trip, Vera Chosenko, is just now flying home and Sharon will be in Ethiopia for a two more weeks.
Sharon is praising God for the timing of Vera's visit. Her skills in Quick Books and in managing computer record keeping have been a tremendous help in streamlining the local office operation. Kaleb, the Mossy Foot Project accountant, is now well versed in Quick Books and more effective … [Read More...]
The operations of the Mossy Foot Project in Ethiopia are funded by your generous donations.