The Forgotten People of Korah in Ethiopia

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While in Ethiopia recently, we visited an area known as Korah. It is impossible to put into words the extreme poverty that permeates each and every mile of Korah. One person put it that "it is the worst place on earth." The air doesn't circulate in Korah. There is no food in Korah. There is no housing in Korah. And perhaps most importantly there is no water in Korah.

What Korah is, is an expansive garbage dump that spans for miles and miles and is home to 10's of thousands of children and adults. Estimates put the number at around 70,000+. This garbage dump is the only source of "food" for the people who live in and around it.

As we got out of the van and looked around, all we could see were little heads popping up deep in to the dump. The sight, smell and eery quiet was suffocating. We stood very still with tears rolling down our face wondering how the world could allow this. How could we go back and live our indulged life, while people were dying in a garbage dump. And in that moment, we knew that we had to do something to help. Something that would make a difference.

The philanthropic arm of the adoption agency we worked with to adopt our son from Ethiopia, Children's Hope International is also committed to helping the people of Korah. In fact they worked tirelessly with the government of Ethiopia to build the Bright Hope School which is a small school that helps about 2,000 children.

Our guide around Korah was the director of this school, and standing on the garbage dump, we turned to him and asked if there was one thing we could do to help the people of Korah, what would it be. Without hesitation he said "we must find a way to build wells in Korah and bring clean water to the people who live there." We committed on the spot that through the Power of Peace we will build at least one well, and then we will build another and we will keep on building so that the people of Korah will, at the very least, begin to have clean water.

To build a well in Korah costs $30,000. Children's Hope International has the infrastructure in place and the needed relationships with the government to get the required permission to build these wells. The Power of Peace has the commitment and the drive to do what it takes to find the money.

PLEASE HELP US HELP THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE OF KORAH...

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WHY $30,000

The extreme density of the bed rock requires an expensive, deep and difficult to drill well. 

Estimated Cost:

Drilling well - 120 meters deep $15,836
Submersible pump and 2” pipe $13,168
Ground Water Survey
$630
Total $29,634

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