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: Radia Mohammed
Story: Radia is a 52 year old widow, her husband passed away when she was pregnant with their child, Birhanu, from complications due to HIV/AIDS. Birhanu is now 16 years old and in grade 8. He is enjoying his English class in school this year, and he dreams of being a professional soccer player some day! Radia is HIV+ and often suffers from symptoms of the disease.
Name: Genet Belay
Story: Genet is 10 years old and in 2nd grade. She lives with her mother, Getitu Atnafu, who is a 44 year old widow. After Genet’s father, Belay, passed away, the family came to Addis Ababa from Lasta Lalibela, which is in the northern part of Ethiopia and Getitu remarried, but that husband left a year ago. Genet currently lives with her mother and siblings: Abiye, 1 year old, Ayal, 5 years old, Beti, 8 years old, and Birtukan, 17 years old, who works cleaning homes and washing clothes to support the family.
Name: Tewabech Seraye
Story: Tewabech is 38 years old, and originally from Gojam in Northern Ethiopia, and came to Addis four years ago. She has two children: Gudaye Halie, who is 14 years old and in grade 1, and Hana Abebaw who is 1 year old. Tewabech’s first husband passed away 4 years ago, and her second husband left her while she was pregnant with Hana. When she gets the chance, Tewabech works as a cleaner to earn a small income, and Gudaye also works at the trash dump area after school to help her mother.
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.