Yesterday's post, a link to last year's Ethiopia trip Day 2 (Day 1 is a travel day) journaled a visit to El Olam Orphanage. Today's link to Day 3 is going to look a little different.
It was on Day 3 that the team went to Korah. Kelly states on her blog that 130,000 people live in Korah. That's ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND people. Living...breathing...people. What's the big deal, you say? The big deal is that Korah is a trash dump. A trash dump! Let that sink in for a second.
Here....let me see if I can help.
Korah, in Amharic, means "cursed".
How about this?
Korah is a community of approximately 100,000 located near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The community was established approximately 75 years ago to serve as a leper colony and provide residence for individuals with communicable diseases. As leprosy has been eliminated, it has developed a social stigma of poverty and illness. The community of Korah faces many challenges; however poverty, lack of education and income generation are three key areas of concern.
I don't know if I have fully wrapped my mind around the fact that I am going to Korah. I don't know if it's even possible. But I am.