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…
Mossy Foot Project is very happy to welcome Zebdewos Getahun as our new Country Representative and Executive Director for Mossy Foot International in Ethiopia.
Zebdewos brings a broad background of professional experience to this position as well as a heart of compassion. He is well-known within the local community as a humble man with integrity and a servant's heart.
Zebdewos first met Dr. Barlow some years ago when he helped Dr. Barlow with a program for 45 blind people and needy school … [Read More...]
Many different groups have found creative ways to support Mossy Foot Project in the past. Recently, student at Oaks Christian Middle School made a much needed contribution through their creative efforts.
Trina Moore Southall, the Dean of Students, saw Operation Change's video on the work of Mossy Foot Project in Ethiopia and was so impressed, that she showed the video to the 6th graders.
After viewing the video, the students decided to adopt Mossy Foot Project as their class project … [Read More...]
The operations of the Mossy Foot Project in Ethiopia are funded by your generous donations.