Name: Belachew Debalke
Story: Belachew is 10 years old and he is in the third grade. His favorite subject is English and he shared that his dream is to become a doctor when he grows up. Belachew’s mother passed away when Belachew was 2 years old and now he lives with his father, Debalke. Unfortunately his father is unable to walk due to a physical disability. Because he doesn’t have a wheelchair, Debalke gets around by walking on his hands. Debalke desires to sell goods at the local church if he were to get a wheelchair.
Name: Selenat Eyasu
Story:Selenat lives in the community of Korah with her husband and three children. She has three daughters: 2-year old twins and a 12 year old. Both Selenat and her husband have physical disabilities, making it difficult to work. Selenat recently started using crutches to get around. Their house rent is $42/month but they have a hard time affording it. Sponsorship would ensure that Selenat and her family’s basic needs, such as food and shelter, are met.
Name: Hanna Sultan
Story: Hanna Sultan lives with her siblings and her grandmother. Her mother passed away years ago and her father is currently in prison, which is why her grandmother cares for her and her siblings. She shared that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up and that her favorite subject is amharic. Their main source of income is begging, which does not cover their living expenses. Sponsorship will ensure that their most basic needs, such as food and housing, are met.
Name: Fisha Degu
Story: Fisha is in the 7th grade and his dream is to become an engineer. He loves playing soccer and told us that his favorite food is beef. Degu’s father was in a car accident many years ago and as a result uses crutches. Since his father is unable to find work, he spends his time begging while Fisha’s mother works at the local trash dump. They struggle to make enough to provide for the family.
Name: Yohanes Debalke
Story: Yohanes Debalke is 19 years old and he is a second year student in technical school, studying auto-electricity. He lives with his parents and two siblings. Yohanes is also a member of a circus group, where he does gymnastics and performs in shows. Yohanes desires to pursue gymnastics and circus-related work, and wants to eventually become a professional gymnast. His family currently lives near the trash dump in plastic 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: Yeabsera Epream
Story: Yeabsera is 3 years old and lives with his mother, Meron. He is special needs and requires extra care. His mother is 25 years old and comes to the ministry center each week requesting diapers for her son. She is unable to work because she stays at home to care for Yeabsera and she has no extra help. When she gets the opportunity, she tries to wash clothes for neighbors to get extra 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.