Podoconiosis, or "podo" for short, is a debilitating but preventable foot condition that affects 3 million Ethiopians and threatens the health of 35 million more. People with podo often face social stigma and isolation, and they experience swelling that makes walking and playing extremely painful. Adults can’t work or care for their families. Your symbolic gift of $12 can educate one person about podo’s causes and prevention, and help them regain their health and place as a productive member of society.
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