You can read more about it here.
The Village of Korah - A short documentary from Session 7 Media on Vimeo.
A few facts about Korah:I have been to places like this and it is a hard reality to see and experience. I am drawn back to my last trip to Africa a few years ago. I was at a dump in Burkina Faso and saw kids scrounging through to find scraps to eat and any metal they could use for their home. I don't know what to do with it. I want to go and pull ll those people out of there; I want to send them all my money; I want to adopt all the kids; I am overwhelmed.
(To learn more about the history of Korah, you can go here.)
- Korah in Amharic means "cursed".
- 75 years ago the Ethiopian government moved everyone with leprosy to this area of Addis Ababa.
- Approximately 100,000 people live in the slums of Korah - the "outcasts" of society.
- The city dump is located in Korah.
- The people, both adults and children, spend their days digging through the dump searching for anything to eat or sell.
- God is alive and well in Korah thanks to Pastor Sammy Liben and Project 61 Ministries. They have started an education sponsorship program for the children of Korah.
Tonight...I pray. I pray for the people I see in this video. I pray for the people I met at the dump in Burkina. I pray for my kids who I will hopefully meet in the next half a year or so. I pray for their birth parents. I pray.