Korah is a community that sits on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next to the Koshe garbage dump. The population of this once small community of lepers, has swelled to more than 100,000 people. Many lepers, HIV/AIDS patients, orphans and widows struggle to survive in this community. People in Korah are forced to scavenge from the garbage dump for scraps of food to eat or plastics to sell for small amounts of money. The dump is a dangerous place – children have even been run over by the garbage trucks in their hurry to get to the “freshest” garbage first and injuries occur as some scavenge with no shoes on their feet. Many children are kept out of school so they can help dig in the dump or because there is no money for education. Sickness and infection run rampant in this community, deepening the problems the children face every day. The name Korah means “cursed”.
Caring for Korah has partnered with a local nonprofit in Korah, All Children Deserve Opportunity (ACDO). Our prayer is that through child sponsorship and community outreach we can help to keep families together and provide children the opportunity to have an education, access to medical care, proper nutrition and most importantly learn about Jesus Christ and His love for them.