Who We Are
Loosening the yoke of extreme poverty in Korah, Ethiopia and bringing hope to those who live there. Isaiah 58:6-7
Mission & Values
Our Vision is to break the cycle of extreme poverty and to offer hope and a brighter future to the most vulnerable children and families living in Korah, Ethiopia.
Our purpose is to keep families together and healthy. We seek to act towards breaking the cycle of poverty through the love and compassion of Christ, so that each person can come to know their inherent worth, meet their full potential, live with dignity, and become self-reliant, bringing long-term sustainable change to the Korah community at large.
Our plan implements a comprehensive approach towards transformational development. Hope for Korah centers primarily on building up the poorest families in the community, empowering them to grow, to generate income, and to help their children excel at life and school. To do so, we provide the whole family with holistic care including physical, spiritual, psycho-social, educational, and economic empowerment.
We are committed to serving and empowering the people of Korah and our desire is to come alongside Ethiopian staff, leaders, the Korah community and local government supporting them in their vision and dreams for their people.
We seek to live out our values of sustainability and cultural competency. To achieve this, HFK dedicates its efforts to an attainable and permanent strategy through our operational agreement with the Ethiopian government, collaboration with our Ethiopian staff and creating local partnerships that further our impact for training, resources, program linkages and experience-sharing connections. All HFK programs in Korah are administered by Ethiopians and we employ more than 40 staff, many of whom live within the Korah community. Our partnership and multifaceted approach have proven to be an effective and powerful advocacy combination that has yielded tangible and ongoing results.
All that we do centers around holistic care and the process of transformational development, which we believe can impact the entire community through respecting the inherent worth of each person being made in God’s image and empowering them physically, psycho-socially, economically, and spiritually.
Loosening the yoke of extreme poverty in Korah, Ethiopia and bringing hope to those who live there.
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe them…" Isaiah 58:6-7 NIV
How We Work
Hope for Korah Ministries (HFK Canada) is a Canadian registered charity that is based out of Abbotsford, British Columbia. The vast majority of HFK's programs and activities are centered in Ethiopia, with some in Liberia and Mexico. Over the years, to better serve the needs of those living in Korah, Hope for Korah Ministries grew and became the core of a family of sister charities, with the addition of U.S. registered 501(c)3 charity Hope for Korah Ministries USA (HFK US), and Hope for Korah Ethiopia (HFK Ethiopia) an Ethiopian registered International Non-Governmental Organization (foreign charity/INGO).
The Hope for Korah Board of Directors oversees all three entities in Canada, United States and Ethiopia. Hope for Korah, through its Board, Executive Director and Canadian staff team are in ongoing, daily communication and collaboration with our Ethiopian counterparts in Korah. Together, our teams work to assess the needs of Korah families and the community, preparing an appropriate plan of action to deliver our programs and services to the poor, ensuring program operations and development, financial accountability and implementation of all charitable activities rendered in Korah, Ethiopia.
CANADA: Hope for Korah Ministries is a registered charity with Revenue Canada under BN #856425780RR0001.
UNITED STATES: Hope for Korah Ministries USA is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN #85-1300675
ETHIOPIA: Hope for Korah Ethiopia is a licensed Non-Governmental Organization, Registration #4462, with the Ethiopian Government