Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities

Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities
Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities in Korah - Children's Shelter (blue fence) & church is directly across the road.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016


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 Workenesh she was forced to sleep out on the streets with her children because their home by the garbage

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Can you Help Care for Our Elders?

We love our Elders and we need others who will demonstrate love to them too!! The Elders are in need of more sponsors! Visiting them is always such a joy. Recently, they were so excited to receive their new fleece sheets. These will bring much warmth and comfort during the cold and rainy Korah nights. We also were able to get everyone outside including Adana! He has been bedridden for a long time and it was so wonderful to see him outdoors with a big smile on his face!

We are in need of at least 15 sponsors giving $60 per month to help bring love and dignity to these men who are all living with leprosy. If you would like to give a one time gift or become a monthly sponsor, please contact Eve at or use the form at the end of these photos.  

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pitching in to Help Tigist

We love Tigist and Lemma's story and it gets even better as their community joins in to help! After Tigist received her loan and purchased a used table and chairs for their business, numbers of the young adult/teens came together along with Lemma in order to sand, paint and recover the furniture. Once done everything looked brand new! Lemma's son Henok was part of this group and later that same day, he and his friends prayed for his family and the success of their new business. Talk about working together! Next step - Moving Day!!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tigist Shopping for Family Business

Last week Tigist obtained the first loan ever from her Self Help Group (SHG) - A FEW DAYS LATER she and our staff went shopping for her family's new business!   THE Goal - to purchase a table/desk, bench and printer for the computer they have earned. This was a very empowering moment as Tigist shopped for the best bargain on used furniture and learned all about new printers and the operations of various ones, eventually picking out and paying for the one she preferred.  Tigist and Lemma have worked hard to get to this point; having earned this furniture through points saved at our HFK Benefit Souk (store) and  personally saving two thirds of the cost of the printer, the remaining third coming from their SHG loan. 

This is HUGE for their family and everyone is so excited! If you would like to read more about this family, how they came to HFK, as well as Tigst & Lemma's romantic love story - how God kept them together in spite of war, separation, loss of both legs and extreme poverty please read our popular, #1 most read HFK Blog post from a few years ago.  You will appreciate even more the significance of this moment! Read - "Yabeslah,One Child Among Hundreds" 

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Family Sponsorship Opportunity

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a tangible impact in someone’s life? We currently have 2 Korah families who need to be matched with a new sponsor. Family sponsorship is a unique opportunity to help keep families together and thriving by providing them with participation in community and Self-Help groups, medical support, education and income generation training, and provision of other basic needs. For more information, and to learn about how your partnership can change lives, please contact Jacqueline Strating at




Fatuma is currently raising her three precious children as a single mother. Prior to sponsorship, Fatuma had received no formal educational training, but did have some skills in weaving and basket making. She worked as a laborer for next to nothing, and was forced to beg in order to provide food for her family to eat once or twice per day. Though she and her children had several medical issues,

Friday, June 3, 2016

Our First SHG Loan & Family to Launch

What an Exciting Day!! It has been a long and prayerful journey to get to this point, but yesterday Tigist was awarded the first loan from her Self Help Group (SHG), in order to help her family launch their business. 

I cannot tell you HOW PERSONALLY EXCITED I am that we have reached this important milestone!! So many of us serving with Hope for Korah have been working for numbers of years, towards this crucial step that we believe is key in order for our families to become independent and break out of the cycle of poverty they are in.

This is a BIG milestone, for Tigist, her husband AND her SHG! To apply Tigist had to follow the by-laws that her Savings & Credit SHG has been developing over this past year. This includes being a member in good standing and having consistently invested (for a minimum of at least 10 months) into the SHG savings account the required weekly amount as voted for and decided upon by all of its' members. In addition, Tigist had to present a written business plan and must have already invested into the SHG's group savings at least 50% of her requested loan amount. The group then decided on whether to approve the loan, as well as the terms of repayment. Understanding these concepts, developing SHG by-laws and personal business plans, learning to save both personally and into the SHG, believing in oneself, and then being willing to take a risk and trust each other with these concepts has been a very long process and this is a HUGE step for all of our families! Beylanesh, who is in Tigist's SHG concluded yesterday's meeting by sharing, "It is a pleasure to see someone from our own group and community being successful. It makes our group proud!"
We couldn't agree more!!

Tigist and members of her Savings & Credit Self Help Group

Two Weeks Ago

Tigist and her husband Lemma have been working on their business plan for the last 18 months but it has taken until now for both the family and their SHG to be ready for this next big step. A few weeks ago, we met with the family, finalizing the last details of their business plan and what was required to make it a reality. We were all so excited to be at this point! 

We'll keep you posted on Tigist's progress on this journey!