Name: Frehiwot Samuel
Story: Frehiwot is 3 years old, and she lives with her mother, Yehit Fanta, who is 30 years old, father, Samuel Zerihun, and siblings Kiduse, who is 12 years old and in 5th grade, and Bethelhem, who is 14 years old and in grade 6 at a school for children with special needs in the town of Hawasa, as she is deaf. Yehit works in the trash dump and washes clothes to earn a small income, as Samuel is not able to work due to poor health.
Name: Yabsira Sisay
Story: Yabsira is 4 years old, and she lives with her mother, Amarech Worku, father, Sisay Alelign, and siblings, Tamirat, who is 10 years old and in 4th grade, and Getayawkal, who is 2 years old. Amarech is unable to work as she has an issue with her nerves and stays home with the younger children, but Sisay works as a security guard to earn a small income for the family.
Name: Binyam Abebe
Story: Binyam is 14 years old and in 5th grade. He likes playing soccer with friends at recess and when he has free time after school. Currently his favorite color is green. He is enjoying his science class in school this year, and dreams of becoming a scientist some day! Binyam lives in the Korah community with his mother, Abay, father, Lakew, and siblings Blen, 6 years old, and Kirubel, 3 years old. The family is greatly dependent on sponsorship to meet their needs, and Lakew collects and sells items from the trash dump to earn a small income for the family.
Name: Zakeir Temom
Story: Zakeir is 5 years old and in kindergarten this year. He likes playing soccer with friends at recess and when he has free time after school. He is attending private school, and currently Zakeir’s favorite color is yellow. He is enjoying his math class in school this year, and when he grows up, Zakeir dreams of becoming a professional soccer player someday! He lives in Korah with his mother, Adanech, father, Dejene, and 10 year old brother, Hermon. To support the family Dejene works as a daily laborer to earn a small income.
Name: Kalkidan Salalem
Story: Kalkidan Salalem is 9 years old. She is in Grade 3 and lives with her mother Emammo. They came from Dera 13 years ago to get treatment for Emammo’s Leprosy. Emmamo lost all of her fingers and toes to Leprosy. Kalkidan’s father left Emmamo when she was 7 months pregnant. She pays $46 a month for house rent, which is very challenging for her. Kalkidan wants to become a doctor. Her favorite subject in school is Amharic. She loves to play suzi-a jump rope game. Sponsorship would help pay for her rent and allow Kalkidan to continue attending school at Kale Hiwot Church.
A Night In Korah
Videographer and storyteller, Ryan Daly, spends a night in Korah and documents his experience to share with the world. The people featured in this film are part of our ministry in Korah.