(Teraku and I)Korah, if you don't know, is a community outside of Addis Ababa, that is adjacent to a large landfill. The people of Korah are among the poorest of the poor and, shockingly, they spend their days digging in the trash of the landfill in order to survive. They search for things to resell and for things to eat.
Many years ago, Korah became the place where lepers were taken to live. Those with leprosy were believed to be cursed and removed from the general population. Generations later, it is difficult to leave the stigma of Korah behind.
I have attempted, since returning home, to stay connected to Korah and have done so through a couple of different organizations. I have developed an online relationship with the founder of Hope For Korah and keep up with their work there. Eve and I communicate fairly regularly and I am so touched by the work that she is doing there. She has been sweet to always check on my boy, Teraku, and take him packages and letters that I have been able to send to her. She has allowed him to eat through her Berta Breakfast Program and has matched him with a "buddy" (pen/prayer pal) through her Brother Sister Friend program.
Eve has traveled to Ethiopia (and Korah) on many occasions but even she has been moved to tears at what she's most recently discovered. Please read here and be moved to help Hope For Korah provide beds, blankets and pillows for the people of Korah.