Name: Mikiyas Ayalew
Story: Mikiyas is 16 years old and he lives with his parents. He has one younger sister, Nardos. Mikiyas is currently in the tenth grade and his favorite subject is math. He also loves to play soccer in his free time. His father is the one bringing in income for the family by doing daily labor. Mikiyas hopes to be a doctor when he grows up.
Name: Abraham Mary
Story: Abraham is one year old and lives with his mother, Bizuayehu. She is the only one supporting the child, but she currently has no source of income. Abraham’s father used to work at the trash dump but also currently does not have work. Their home is located near the trash dump, but because of recent flooding, her home was highly affected by the water and is surrounded by a terrible odor. Abraham and his family are in need of new housing and food.
Name: Solomon (son of Fitfit)
Story: Solomon is in the fourth grade and wants to become an engineer when he grows up. He lives with his parents and his 16-year old sister. His mother suffers from HIV/Aids and the father has physical disabilities, limiting his ability to work. Their home was also recently affected by flooding in their village, and they are in need of new housing.
Name: Daniel Debalke
Story: Daniel Debalke is 9 years old and he is in the second grade. When he grows up he wants to be a doctor. He lives with his parents and two siblings and enjoys playing hide and seek. His family currently lives near the trash dump in plastic housing.
Name: Kalkidan Yihune
Story: Kalkidan is 16-years old and she is in the 11th grade. She told us that she wants to be an engineer when she grows up. Kalkidan also has a younger sister named Yabsira, and their mother supports the two of them. Kalkidan’s father left the family when she was around six years old. Her mother suffers with ongoing health issues as a result of having HIV/AIDs. This family is considered a very high need, and this sponsorship will specifically cover the family’s house rent, as they have trouble paying it from month to month.
Name: Birke Negusse
Story: Birke lives with her grandmother in the Korah community. She used to work as a domestic house worker, but due to COVID-19, she has stopped her work. As a result, her grandmother begs so that they can afford necessities. Their home was recently affected by flooding in their community and they are in need of new housing.
Name: Fentaye Sisay
Story:Fentaye is 53 years old and she lives with her two children. They are 22 and 18 years old, and they are both students. Fentaye is the one that covers all of their basic needs, including house rent. She came from the countryside to live in the city when she was very young to look for work. Soon after she met her husband, but unfortunately he left Fentaye and her children. Sponsorship will ensure that their most basic needs are met.
Name: Liyu Emeru
Story: Liyu Emeru is 13 years old and has three siblings. Liyu is also unique in that she has special needs. She is in the first grade and wants to be a police officer when she grows up. Her family came from an area called Merabete about 10 months ago. Her mother washes clothes for a living and her father works as a daily laborer. Her mother is eager for Liyu to attend a school for children with special needs but the family isn’t able at this time due to financial restrictions.
Name: Bereket Amare
Story: Bereket Amare is 12-years old and he is in the fourth grade. His dream is to become a soccer player when he grows up. He shared that his favorite food is eggs and his favorite color is red. He and his brother live with their mother, Tigist. Tigist’s source of income used to be collecting items at the trash dump, but she now has trouble breathing and cannot work there. Because of this, she looks for opportunities to wash clothes to bring in an income.
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.