In this adoption we wanted not only to meet the birth country of our son but also to give back. On our trip we were able to partner with Project 61 who has several different programs for the 150,000 people that live in the slums of Addis Ababa.
|Lunch with Stacy and the boys |
|Over 30 orphaned boys will sleep in this dorm |
during the summer months they are away from school.
We met Stacy, her intern and her daughter as well several of the sponsored boys for lunch. It was pure joy to eat a meal with these boys and hear their stories.
Each of these boys have gone through immeasurable hunger and desolation but yet have such a friendly disposition and high goals for themselves. They all just started their summer break from their sponsored boarding school which gives them an opportunity to attend school when they had none before.
Then into Korah...
|A street view in Korah |
While I was inside Gene and K kept all the children entertained. Here are a few from his crowd that clung to him ...
We then drove my by the trash dump where many of the people of Korah did and still do use as their source of food and income. They government has tried to cover part of it over and restrict the use but people still flock there every day. Some of the boys that we met used this trash dump as their grocery store for years because they had no family and no other way to survive.