Shoes!

Recently we received good news from Mossy Foot Project headquarters in Soddo. A long awaited shipment of donated shoes finally arrived. The journey of these shoes began many months ago when Mossy Foot President Sharon Daly connected with Samaritan’s Feet, an organization that focuses on providing shoes for the poorest of the poor. Providing shoes…

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Recent Cataract Surgery

Earlier this year, we we received a generous gift from a friend of Mossy Foot Project that would allow 100 cataract surgeries to be completed for mossy foot patients. Since then, clinic workers have been identifying patients who qualify for surgery, and recently the first group of five individuals came to Soddo for surgery at the…

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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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Report from Ethiopia

Sharon Daly has been in Ethiopia for three weeks on her current visit. Her traveling companion on this trip, Vera Chosenko, is just now flying home and Sharon will be in Ethiopia for a two more weeks. Sharon is grateful for the timing of Vera’s visit.  Her skills in Quick Books and in managing computer record…

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