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...]
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…
Two years ago Sharon Daly, President of the Mossy Foot Project, first reported from Ethiopia about meeting Endrias.
"We met Endrias several days ago at one of our clinic sites. He said that it takes him 2 hours to walk to clinic due to his sick feet, so yesterday we decided to go to his home. We drove off the main road about 20 minutes, then the road became impassible.
Our guide said that it was only a 20 minute walk. About an hour later, after walking up and down hills, and on paths … [Read More...]
Two years ago, a film team from Starkey Hearing Foundation began filming a documentary in Ethopia highlighting the work of Mossy Foot Project through transformational stories of our patients.
Monday night August 11 will be the initial showing of Episode 8 of the Operation Change documentary series featuring the Mossy Foot Project. The film includes patients, such as Megiso Meno, whose story was told here. You can view the preview of the whole episode here and watch a short clip on … [Read More...]
The operations of the Mossy Foot Project in Ethiopia are funded by your generous donations.