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…
On her recent visit to Ethiopia, Mossy Foot President Sharon Daly was able to visit Megiso Mena, featured in an earlier story. Megiso's story was included in the Operation Change Ethiopia episode. He had one of the most extreme cases of mossy foot disease ever seen. The Starkey Foundation helped Megiso obtain special surgery in Israel.
During this visit to Megiso's home, Sharon was joined by Mara Klassen, a volunteer in the state-side office, as well as some of the Ethiopian staff, including … [Read More...]
Mara Klassen, a volunteer at Mossy Foot Project's state-side office, is on a three-week visit to Ethiopia. She and Mossy Foot Project President Sharon Daly have been visiting each clinic to assess needs and progress.
During a visit to the Gununa Clinic, Mara had an opportunity to meet Zecharias and hear his story of a life-changing transformation.
I am a farmer. Mossy foot disease started because of I worked barefoot in the dirt. It first attacked my smallest toe. Within the first … [Read More...]
The operations of the Mossy Foot Project in Ethiopia are funded by your generous donations.