What began as an outcast leper community eighty years ago has now grown into Korah, an urban slum with an estimated 130 000 people situated near the city garbage dump in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The community is consumed with poverty, where families are broken apart through desperation, illness, and death. OUR MISSION STATEMENT: "Loosening the yoke of extreme poverty in Korah, Ethiopia and bringing hope to those who live there." Isaiah 58:6-7 KEEPING FAMILIES HEALTHY & TOGETHER!
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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!
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…