While in Ethiopia we will be visiting this village called Korah… it’s a place that’s full of beauty amidst the pain.
The following information is from the site that holds this video.
A short documentary that explores the current state of one of Ethiopia’s poorest villages, the village of Korah and the challenges the people there face every day.
The village of Korah is a small village just outside Addis Ababa, the capitol city of Ethiopia. The village was founded over seventy five years ago by people inflicted with leprosy, seeking treatment in Addis. Three generations later, over 100,000 people live in Korah, most of whom have leprosy, HIV/AIDS, are widows or orphans. Their extreme poverty has forced many of the villagers to forage through a local trash dump to find enough food to survive each day.
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To our guide Samuel Liben and all the people of Korah who opened their homes and hearts to us, trusting our intentions with the footage and stories we collected there. They will not be forgotten and our work for them has only just begun.
We wil not forget our friends there either. Today I received information about a young beautiful family that has fallen on hard times… harder than merely living in a leper colony and being outcasts in their own city.
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