MEET EYASU & HANUK’S FAMILY - Last year in Korah, I met Eyasu, a 12 year old boy living at the Garbage dump, caring for his little brother. At the time his mother was very sick and a few weeks later... they were orphaned. One of our team members has sponsored Eyasu and he is now going to boarding school through Project 61, but his extended family still needs much support. His grandmother Alemetu is the head of her household, she came to Korah 25 yrs ago because of famine and her now-deceased husband who had leprosy. As the sole female in her home, she now lives with her 3 teenage sons (one with mental illness) and 3 young grandsons. They survive by working and eating at the trash dump. If you would like to contribute to their specific needs or helping towards one of her older sons learning a trade so that he can support his family (Trade school is around $600-700 U.S.) please click on Hope for Korah DONATE, follow instructions and write in the comment box on that link that it is for Eyasu & Hanuk's Family. If you would like to read more about Eyasu go to earlier post Finding Eyasu
#1 ON THEIR LIST - BABY FORMULA!
Many mothers have HIV and should not be nursing, others are malnourished and have little breast milk to offer their babies, & what they do have is deficient of the nutrients their baby needs.
#2 - SHOES - ALL AGES! All SIZES!
Shoes are a constant need in Korah! They wear out quickly. Many go without even though this is one of the ways leprosy is spread - through the feet. Adult shoes much needed!!
#3 - ADULT
FOR THE LEPERS
Many of the adult lepers that come to Great Hope Church are in desperate need of clothing. The temperatures can dip at night and they need both warm and light clothing.
CONSTANT NEED: MEDICAL CARE
Korah is filled with people who are sick and unable to pay for the hospital care, doctor visit, treatment and medication required.
FOOD & WATER
Most are hungry and malnourished. The majority of them surviving at the garbage dump or begging for food.