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…
"Today, I have forgotten my sorrows and difficult days. But I never want to forget the many other people who are still held captive to mossy foot disease."
My name is Hirut Paulos. I have gone through so many challenges and obstacles in my life it would take a long time to tell it all. I was ignored and left to die by others and I hid from people in my backyard. No one thought I would survive and achieve the good life I am now living.
When I was in seventh grade, I began experiencing … [Read More...]
This is the second post in a series (see the first one here) based on the the initial experience of Mara Klassen, a volunteer in Mossy Foot Project's state-side office.
Wat's for Dinner and More...
No that’s not a typo! Doro wat, chicken stew, is an Ethiopian national dish and is typically what’s for dinner when you are invited to an Ethiopian home.
One evening, we were invited to share a meal with Yoseph Mena, Mossy Foot Project's Country Director, and his wife Ripka. Impressed by … [Read More...]
The operations of the Mossy Foot Project in Ethiopia are funded by your generous donations.