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Today is World Leprosy Day!

Some faces tell a story. The story of a type of beauty and depth that is created when hardship and courage meet. To me, the faces of each of our HFK Elders tells that story. Each time I have visited with these sweet gentlemen, I am compelled by their rich understanding of what it means to be thankful. Seeing how these men live with such joy in the face of the rejection and pain that they have lived is truly remarkable. We have so much to learn from our older generation!
In addition to having a daily caregiver who looks after their needs, the HFK Elders also have a specific social worker that meets with them weekly to plan and facilitate activities with them. This time often involves having coffee, playing games, and socializing. Sometimes they will even have another community member come in to teach the men a new skill such as knitting! The Elders especially enjoy singing, dancing, and going on their monthly field trips - these men are SO full of life!
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Are you looking for ways to empower not just one life, but an entire family? Hope for Korah currently has 10 families waiting to be matched with another sponsor!The heart of the HFK Family Empowerment Program is to take action towards breaking the cycle of extreme poverty for families living in Korah. This is done using a holistic approach that acknowledges the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental factors influencing each individual. 
Meet our new families below:

Senayet is a resilient mother of four. Her family begs on the street and outside a local church in order to be able to eat one or two meals per day. Senayet lives in a small mud home with her four children, elderly mother, and her adult sister who has significant physical disabilities. Senayet worked for several years as a daily laborer, carrying heavy materials for a marginal wage. After the birth of their two children, her first husband passed away. She has since remarried and had two more children…

Our 2017 HFK Christmas Catalogue

Here is our HFK Christmas Catalogue! These are no ordinary gifts - these gifts are about changing lives! Please consider looking through these pages to discover the many unique ways that you can inspire, support, and give tangible gifts to the children, families and those living with leprosy in Korah. Give the best gift of all this season - HOPE to those who need it most!


A Student Success Story - Guest Post by Berhanu Dawa, HFK Project Manager

Fikerete is one of the children supported by Hope for Korah since the beginning of the project. Her mother was among the first beneficiaries of  HFK's Income Generating and Family Empowerment Programs. Fikerte’s father (who died two years back) was totally dependent on his wife’s meager income due to his severe health problems. At completion of her grade 10, Fikerte couldn’t score high enough to continue her education and complete her high school. Even so, she dreamed of going to go some college and be graduated at a diploma level. Nevertheless, her family couldn’t afford to pay her school fee. She is the oldest among the siblings and she was forced to share the heavy burden of generating income with her mother. There was no hope for her to pursue further education.
Since her family became beneficiaries of the Hope for Korah project, however, their history started to change. Fikerte got a sponsor who supported her to continue her education. Thus, she joined a college to study Acco…

NEW VIDEO! 'Our Story' - Hope for Korah

NEW VIDEO!! 'Our Story' highlights the unexpected beginnings and journey of Hope for Korah. Important milestones reveal a story of hope and transformation for those living in extreme poverty at the Addis Ababa garbage dump in Ethiopia.

The poverty in Korah remains. It is beyond desperate. 
We saw what we saw, and so we enter in...

There is still much hope to give!

GIVING TUESDAY - Sponsors Needed - Can you Help?

Are you interested in transforming the life of a family or young person living in Korah? We have one family and several young adult students who are currently waiting to be matched


Are you interested in transforming the life of a family or child living in Korah? We have several families and young students who are currently waiting to be matched with a new sponsor. Sponsorship offers holistic support through targeting basic needs and equipping individuals to thrive economically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.
Family Sponsorship
Workenesh & her two sons
We currently have two families in need of sponsorship. One is a single mother of two who has worked tirelessly to provide for her children. When we first met Workeneshshe was forced to sleep out on the streets with her children because their home by the garbage