Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Susan Builds Home with Microloan Profits

Susan Builds Home with Microloan Profits

Monday, June 24, 2013

Apac, Uganda — Uganda’s microfinance program is on track for success in the Apac community. Planned activities are being implemented and transformation is apparent in the local communities. Regular trainings in farming and business are being offered for all microloan beneficiaries in the community.  


Computer Training Encourages Local Community

Computer Training Encourages Local Community

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Collin Alto, Chile — Bright Hope’s South America interns held basic computer training workshops in the Mapuche Indian community of Collin Alto.  


Sold by Stepmother, Now Free: Padma's Story

Sold by Stepmother, Now Free: Padma's Story

Friday, June 14, 2013

Northern India — 15-year-old Padma came from a Hindu family in Northern India. After her mother died three days after giving birth to her, Padma's father struggled to take care of her. He was a taxi driver and led an impure, deceitful, dangerous life far from Christ. Though her father loved her deeply, she wasn’t comfortable with his lifestyle. Her father worshiped many different gods and goddesses. “I had no hope,” Padma said. “I could see that the worship of these gods was not bringing any good change in him and the lifestyle he was living.” 


Strong Wind Storm Levels Monarque

Friday, June 07, 2013

Monarque, Haiti — Haiti officially announced the beginning of hurricane season on Saturday, June 1. Days later on Wednesday, June 7, a strong wind storm tore through the rural village of Monarque, Haiti. 


Hope Spotlight: Oscar Tellos, Segadores, Peru

Friday, May 31, 2013

Lima, Peru — Oscar Tellos was 18 years old when he left Lima, Peru to visit his brother in the Amazon Jungle for two months. After arriving, Oscar was robbed and was left with no money or resources to return home. His brother’s abandonment left him stranded in the rainforest to fend for himself. Oscar slowly began to learn to live off the land and he befriended the different native tribes living deep within the jungle. 


3 Girls Rescued in Northern India Raids

3 Girls Rescued in Northern India Raids

Friday, May 10, 2013

Northern India — Over the last several weeks, Bright Hope’s Anti-Human Trafficking team in India has been preparing to do raids on brothels where girls under 18 are kept as captives and used as sexual merchandise, some being forced to have sex up to 40 times a day.  


Anti-Human Trafficking Team Goes Undercover

Anti-Human Trafficking Team Goes Undercover

Friday, April 26, 2013

Northern India — Bright Hope's Anti-Human Trafficking Team was recently tipped off regarding an area where a high amount of sex trafficking was occurring. The investigative team sent in an undercover customer to capture the necessary information to take back to the team for setting up a raid in the near future. 


Major League Pitcher Justin Masterson Teams Up with Bright Hope

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — Cleveland Indians pitcher, Justin Masterson, is teaming up with Bright Hope to bring Hope to those living on less than $1 a day in extremely poor communities around the world.  


Missing Child Trafficked for 12 Years Located and Rescued

Missing Child Trafficked for 12 Years Located and Rescued

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Northern India — Leaders from our Anti-Human Trafficking Team in Northern India were approached by a young man several months ago, pleading for help for his sister who had been missing for 12 years. 


Hope Spotlight: Pastor Collins Ochieng, Mathare Valley

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya — Pastor Collins Ochieng came to the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya in 1991. He and his brother moved there because of the lack of money they had to live elsewhere. He made a living fixing shoes, but he felt his purpose was never fulfilled. He saw his friends killed, succumb to alcoholism and drugs, and fall off the grid. “Life in Mathare is hard,” he said. “To live, you need to live with your own power and no one else – or so I thought.” 


First JELLY Church-School Container Departs Chicago for Haiti

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — Bright Hope's first JELLY container left the Bright Hope warehouse today, en route to Jacksonville, Florida, where it will be shipped to Haiti. 


Anti-Human Trafficking Team Invited to Speak with Government

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Northern India — Bright Hope's India Partnership Developer, John David, focuses strictly on our Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative. He has recently been invited to speak with the local government regarding the issues of child abuse.