About 5 years ago Claire visited the Mossy Foot treatment centre at Sodo in Ethiopia as an evaluator for the British Embassy. She was so struck by the set-up, and encouraged by the initiative and drive of the locals who had established such a cost-effective model, that she decided to get more involved. A desire to improve awareness of the condition and increase funding led to the setting up of Mossy Foot UK.
The operational side is still very simple: the administration spend is minimal. The charity is run on a voluntary basis, there is no office or paid staff.