Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Attend Bright Hope’s Fun Fair to Make a Difference in Haiti

Attend Bright Hope’s Fun Fair to Make a Difference in Haiti

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — You are invited to attend Bright Hope's JELLY Fun Fair and help make a difference in the lives of those living on less than a $1 a day in Beganabe, Haiti.  


Three Women Empowered to Build Their Business

Three Women Empowered to Build Their Business

Thursday, February 06, 2014

El Alto, Bolivia — Since opening in 2010, the Bethesda Microloan Program has continued to grow and provide opportunities for the people of El Alto.  


Emma's Grandsons Blessed by Her Microloans

Emma's Grandsons Blessed by Her Microloans

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Samfya, Zambia – Grandmother Emma Kombe is a dedicated and joyful woman in her community, involved with her church and a volunteer in the SCCP Home-Based Care Program that assists the sick and elderly. Emma has dramatically changed her life and grandsons’ futures through the gift of a microloan through Bright Hope project partner Samfya Community of Care Providers.  


Confidence in Christ: Marah's Story Continues

Confidence in Christ: Marah's Story Continues

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Northern India – In August 2013, Bright Hope shared the story of Marah, a girl abducted from her family and sold into trafficking at the age of five. She was rescued ten years later in May 2013 when she bravely escaped from her captors.  


Bright Hope Aims to Raise Awareness during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Bright Hope Aims to Raise Awareness During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – January 1 marks the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States of America. Bright Hope is joining the effort to raise awareness and help build an understanding of this global tragedy that affects 28.9 million people.  


Ashaninka Children’s Project Growing and Impacting Communities

Ashaninka Children’s Project Growing and Impacting Communities

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Aoti, Peru – Since June 2013, the leaders of Bright Hope’s partner project Segadores in Aoti, Peru have made significant progress and transformation through the Ashaninka Children’s Project. Antonia Yalta, leader of the Ashaninka Children’s Project, has been building relationships with the local communities and church leaders.  


50 Children From Amazon Jungle Now Attending School

50 Children From Amazon Jungle Now Attending School

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pampa Mercado, Peru – Pampa Mercado is a small village deep in the jungles of Peru. This specific tribe of Ashanikah Indians is well-known for adopting and caring for orphans and abandoned children from other tribes and villages. With so many children living in this community, there became a great need to have a school. Most of the children were walking two-hours one way, up and down a steep hill daily to get to the nearest school, and those who could not make the trip were unable to get an education. Children were often malnourished or sick, typically only eating a snail or worm for breakfast before heading to school.  


Santiago Gang Members Finding Hope in Feeding Program

Santiago Gang Members Finding Hope in Feeding Program

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Peñalolen, Chile – Fuente de Vida, a partner program of Bright Hope, is located in a community notorious for high rates of child abandonment, teen pregnancy, drugs, crime and homelessness. Every Thursday night, a team from the local church comes together to cook hot, nutritious meals for homeless adults in their community. Esteban, who leads the feeding program for Fuente de Vida, has invested his time and energy in getting to know the homeless in his community and will often visit nearby slums to drop off food and supplies.  


Bethesda Children's Program Fully Funded for 2013

Bethesda Children's Program Fully Funded for 2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

El Alto, Bolivia – In 2012, Bethesda found out that the funding for their children’s program was ending in June 2013. Bethesda found themselves in a difficult situation.  


Eight Girls Rescued from Culturally-Enforced Trafficking

Eight Girls Rescued from Culturally-Enforced Trafficking

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Northern India – Eight minors were recently rescued out of captivity from a small clan in India. The majority of these young girls were sold by their parents into trafficking on the streets for money.  


Indian Government Addresses Human Trafficking

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Northern India — The central government in India is taking significant steps to address the issue of human trafficking in their country. From 2008 to 2009, the government allocated a special budget to the Ministry of Home Affairs to create 297 anti-human trafficking units across the nation with the purpose of training and sensitizing law enforcement officials to begin seeing trafficked girls as victims, not willing participants. These units were trained to act in the best interest of the victim in order to prevent secondary victimization or re-victimization of those being rescued.  


Satya Free, Captors Imprisoned

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Northern India — In November 2011, 23 year old Satya was walking home from her college class in fashion design. She was quickly approached by a man who said that her father was gravely injured in an accident and that she needed to come with him to the hospital immediately. Bengali Dada was a witch doctor and had once treated Satya's relative.