Out of the Ashes was envisioned by the Segebarth Family in 2012, after a mission trip to Korah, Ethiopia. Overwhelmed by their experience, they knew they were called to do more for the people in this village.
Led by Faith, they determined a holistic educational sponsorship program would provide the most significant impact. Committed to the concepts of empowerment and sustainability, in 2013 they partnered with an Ethiopian NGO and formed Out of the Ashes.
In 2020, Out of the Ashes received their International NGO license and became Out of the Ashes Ethiopia. We now employ over 20 amazing Ethiopian staff members that share the same Vision for change in Korah.
After an initial year of sponsoring 51 children, Out of the Ashes has grown to support over 250 impoverished children.
Why We Serve
We believe we must do more than merely meet the needs of the poor. For people in underdeveloped countries, Education can change everything.
We provide an environment where each student is protected, cared for, and given opportunities to become all God meant them to be. We believe a hand-up, not a handout, will create a sponsorship that empowers children and the community to become healthy, safe, and self-reliant so they can overcome generational poverty.
As a Humanitarian Organization, we are motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ to serve the children and the community of Korah, Ethiopia, as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.
WE ARE INSPIRED AND CALLED TO ACTION BY:
- 1 John 3:17-18 – “If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion-how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions”.
Our mission in working with the poor and oppressed around the trash dump of Korah, Ethiopia, is to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the kingdom of God. We want to lift children out of extreme poverty through the provision of education, food, shelter, and medical care. We strive to instill in each of our students the character, commitment, and capacity to one day reach back to lift the rest of their community out of the ashes.