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…[Read More...]
Recently Samaritan’s Feet International blessed Mossy Foot Project with a contribution of 13,000 pairs of good quality shoes for children. We described the arrival of the shoes here. Two weeks ago, Bruce Bodman, the Director of Logistics and Supply Chain for Samaritan’s Feet, visited Mossy Foot Project headquarters in Soddo to participate in some shoe distributions. Bruce was very excited to be part of God's plan for preventing mossy foot disease. Some of Bruce’s comments … [Read More...]
On April 8, 2014, Sharon Daly, the president of Mossy Foot Project and daughter of founder Dr. Nathan Barlow, will celebrate her 70th birthday. The present that would bring her most joy on her birthday would be to see construction completed on the new headquarters for the Mossy Foot Project in Soddo, Ethiopia. The Project must vacate its current location by the end of August. The Ethiopian government has given Mossy Foot Project the land to build on and some improvements have already been … [Read More...]
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