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 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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*The examples in this catalog are for illustrative purposes. IOCC will use your gift, and that of others, to accomplish its overall mission of assisting families and communities to help themselves. Since 1992, IOCC has been transforming lives with innovative programs that prevent the spread of disease, equip farmers with tools and training, educate school children, build the Church's ability to help the poor, and deliver emergency supplies to those who have been caught in war and natural disaster.