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“You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should so as I have done to you.” ~ John 13:13-15

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with friends and family while thinking about everything we have to be thankful for.

At IOCC, we're grateful for supporters like you who help us improve the health and well-being of those in need around the world. Stay tuned throughout November for stories we're thankful you've played a part in.

Meet Kinde, a day laborer who started showing symptoms of podoconiosis (podo) when he was 18 years old. While he had shoes from his time in the army, Kinde couldn't wear them once he developed podo, and his feet began swelling. One year ago, Kinde started treatment: he began washing his feet three times a day and using compression bandages to minimize the swelling. It worked.

Because of your support, Kinde now tells his family, friends, and neighbors about podo and how to prevent it so “they don't have the same fate” as him. Kinde has worked hard to improve his condition and is now able to take part in any community events without being shy about the condition of his feet.