A Joyful Wedding

Sharon Daly recently returned from five weeks in Ethiopia. The following story describes one of the highlights of her trip: attending the wedding of a young woman treated for mossy foot by her father many years ago. The following is Sharon’s story of Sitenna and her wedding. Sitenna’s father died when she was fairly young, leaving…

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Nigatuwa Yakob: A New Life

I was born in Sholia Kodo, a small town near Soddo, the fourth among eight brothers and sisters. In my village, some children went to school, but others had to tend their family’s cattle. The cattle grazed in swampy areas where wet grass grows on muddy islands and floats above the water. I was asked to…

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Megiso Mena: A Prisoner Set Free

Megiso Mena was born in a remote area of Woilatta and never had the opportunity to attend school, but he was talented and hardworking and became a successful farmer. He also grew and traded coffee. Because he had money and was strong, his neighbors respected him and he had a busy active life at the…

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Abraham’s Story

If I stay longer in Soddo, I am sure I will get well completely. Then when I get back to my home, I can start school. I want to be a doctor when I get older so I can help people in the way I have been helped. Abraham Fantahun was 13 when he first…

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Ato Anjulo

This is Ato (Mr.) Anjulo’s story about how the Mossy Foot Project has helped transform his life.  I am a changed man both physically and spiritually. I was a pastor in a church when I developed mossy foot disease. As my feet swelled and large, bumpy growths appeared on my toes, I began to experience…

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