Although there has been a significant decline in leprosy around the world due to multiple drug therapies, there are still communities where many individuals remain affected by the physical and emotional effects of this debilitating disease. Korah, Ethiopia is one of those places.
Prior to sponsorship, these elderly men were living in inhumane conditions; crammed into corners of make-shift shacks with little but dirt to sleep on. Their debilitating disease has left many of them crippled & vulnerable, unable to feed or care for themselves. The stigma associated with this disease has further ostracising effects, isolating them from the support of their families & communities, often pushing them even further into isolation.
In response to this injustice HFK opened The Elders’ Home in April 2012. The program has grown to include eight gentlemen, endearingly referred to as the ‘Elders’ and who are now living together in a supportive community. The Elders’ Home provides these men with a place to call home; one in which they can take pride in. Your monthly sponsorship or one-time gift can make an immediate & lasting impact of the lives of these deserving gentlemen, breaking the chains of poverty & persecution.
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What does sponsorship provide?
A $60.00 per month sponsorship provides these Elders with hope & dignity through:
- A Loving & Supportive Community
- A clean & safe living environment
- Proper beds & bedding
- Daily Caregivers & Assistance with hygiene & meals
- Daily Groceries, Meal Preparation & Special Celebrations
- Medical Support
- Clothing & Special Needs Support
- Weekly Bible studies
- Opportunities for purposeful activities such as tending to chickens & gardening