The One Good Thing That Came From the Trash Landslide 

In Korah about two years ago, there was a massive trash landslide. It just unexpectedly happened one Saturday night. Some say about 200 people died because of it. It was very tragic. When it happened, the entire village was in mourning. People lost family, friends, neighbors, their homes, and their security.   Right after the landslide happened, the Carry 117 Ethiopian staff was helping feed people in the shelters, and we were on site trying to help in any way we could. It was really traumatizing for the entire community. You’d see the bulldozer lift a bunch of trash, and body parts would be part of the pile.  

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August 2019... Get Ready!

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that every Fall we host what we call the 117 Tour! During the 117 Tour, our Founder, Henok Berhanu, and our USA Executive Director, Ashley Bohinc, travel to cities around the United States sharing the story, mission, and products of Carry 117 by speaking in schools, businesses, churches, House Parties, and events.

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Jessica Hatmaker
Korah's History

Five million people live in the capital city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For years, the trash from these five million people has been dumped in Korah.  The village of Korah began 80+ years ago when the first leprosy hospital, ALERT Hospital, opened for business. This hospital was established by Dr. Ross, from the U.S., and a Dutch doctor named Chris Dorman. After hearing about the rampant spread of leprosy,

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It's More Than A Bag

“Through buying our products, you are helping restore dignity to women and helping preserve families in Ethiopia. It’s more than a bag. It’s someone’s name. It’s someone’s story. It’s someone’s confidence.”

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Thankful in 2018

"I have been working in Carry 117 for almost 2 years now. I’m thankful for the women that I get to work with and the amazing relationship I have with them. I am thankful that I now have a life that isn't full of ups and downs, and I have a lot fewer worries…”

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Why House Parties Were So Much Better Than I Imagined  

After the Carry 117 Mission Trip came in January of this year, and I heard about the idea of having Carry 117 House Parties, I couldn’t quite predict how it was going to be. I had never gone to one of these things before, because we don’t really have something like that in our culture. So I thought it would be a small thing. I wasn’t sure how many people it would reach, if it would be worth it because there would be people from all over the country reaching out and we would need to deal with shipping and communication and small sales, etc.

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UncategorizedHenok Berhanu