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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Mossy Foot Vocational Training

Vocational training provides a means for mossy foot patients to support themselves and their families. Here a barber who also works his farm near Kercheche, stops farming and “opens shop” whenever someone needs a haircut. One barber saved his earnings and bought medicine to treat other mossy foot patients. In his spare time he would…

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