November '16 - Part 2 of 2 - PODO prevention campaign in Ethiopia with Renee
After the water project in Ethiopia is fully funded, we raised money left to give to "Footwork - The International Podoconiosis Initiative.
From the web site: Podoconiosis (or simply ‘podo’) is a form of elephantiasis or swelling of the lower leg triggered by prolonged exposure to irritant minerals in red clay soils. There is no infectious or contagious agent: no parasite, no bacterium, no virus is involved. It was classified as a Neglected Tropical Disease by the World Health Organization in 2011.
An estimated 4 million people in highland tropical Africa are affected with podoconiosis, and evidence suggests widespread endemicity in more than 15 countries throughout the world.
We had another goal of $2500, which we passed with a total of $2700.
You can see more at www.Podo.org.