How IOCC is helping in Ethiopia:
Abraham was only six when his feet and legs began to swell. Walking became too painful and he couldn't go to school or play with his friends. He had podoconiosis, or podo for short, caused by walking barefoot on certain kinds of volcanic soil in Ethiopia. After years of trying to find a cure for Abraham's condition, his family brought him to a podo clinic near the capital city of Addis Ababa. Abraham received foot treatments and custom made boots. He also learned that washing your feet and wearing shoes could prevent podo. Now 15, Abraham's feet have healed and he can play soccer like other children. IOCC has helped to treat more than 11,000 children and adults in Ethiopia with podo, and is providing them with shoes so that they won't suffer like Abraham once did.
How you can help:
1) Pray for the children of Ethiopia, and their families.
2) Pack an Emergency Kit for children in need. Learn more.
3) Ask an adult to send a special donation on your behalf to help provide food, shelter and clothing for people served by IOCC.
(Adults: click here to make a donation online).