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.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Meeting Some of the Needs in Korah

Today’s post focuses on some of the needs we hope to support  while we are in Korah this April. Included are TWO SPECIFIC FAMILIES whose lives we hope to touch, followed by the BROADER COMMUNITY NEEDS of those whom Great Hope Church ministers to.



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

MEET ALMAZ - Her name means ‘Diamond’. On most days, she is confined to bed because of a fistula which needs repairing. I have been told that the cost for this surgery is around $300-500 U.S. That is a fortune for her! Something she could never dream of obtaining. Almaz is a beggar, confined to bed… She has lived in Korah for 26 years and originally came here because of a skin disease. In years past she worked at the garbage dump, but because of her condition, she must rely on others to bring her food and water. In her one room 12 x 12’ home she lives with her 10 yr. old daughter, 17 yr. old son and other extended family members who make their living off of the dump. When we met her, she was caring for her sis-ter’s babies in these pictures. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could raise enough to pay for her surgery? If you would like to specifically contribute to her surgery and other needs she has, click on Hope for Korah DONATE follow instructions and write in the comment box on that link that it is for Almaz's Surgery/Needs.   

BROADER COMMUNITY NEEDS IN KORAH

WE ARE PLANNING ON PURCHASING THE MAJORITY OF OUR DONATIONS & SUPPLIES IN ETHIOPIA.  JUST THIS WEEK I ASKED THE LEADERS IN KORAH WHAT WERE SOME OF THEIR MOST PROMINENT NEEDS?  THIS IS WHAT THEY SHARED...




#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 
CLOTHING 
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.


CONSTANT 
NEED: 
FOOD & WATER
Most are hungry and malnourished. The majority of them surviving at the garbage dump or begging for food.






If you would like to  contribute to meeting these types of needs in Korah, you can do so ONLINE or in the MAIL.  Please go to Hope for Korah DONATE

Thank you for entering in with us!




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