Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

First Layer Unit Begins - Profits Funding School

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — The Samfya Bible School recently began a "layer unit" to help continue sustainability of the school, the first of its kind there. The school has 200 birds that produce 180 eggs per day, which generates $300 per month to help the operation of the school! 


Trafficked Minor Missing

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Northern India — Several months ago, Bright Hope held a viral campaign and raised enough money to rescue and rehabilitate several girls out of human trafficking. But one girl, the girl who inspired Bright Hope to launch into action, is missing. 


Single Mother Finds Hope through Microloans

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Justine Nkandu is a 44-year-old divorcee caring for six children. In 2009, she came into the Samfya Community of Care Providers program where she received food supplements.  


Mutendolo Family's Microloan Success Story

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beracah, Zambia — Dickson and Mary Mutendolo were in the first group of families to join Beracah’s microloan program in 2009. Together they care for eight children including six adopted orphans.  


Update on Hurricane Isaac

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pignon, Haiti — Our in-country partners in Haiti opened up their churches to those fleeing the tent cities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac. Bright Hope is supporting these efforts by empowering the local church to take care of them and provide food. Please continue to pray for those affected by the storm. 


Yolanda Reaches Out to Her Community

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Alto Bio Bio, Chile — Yolanda is a Mapuche Indian, living in an area where the people live on approximately 40 cents a day. Yolanda's husband was sent to prison over land right issues with the Chilean government. 


New Community Center Opens for Fuente de Vida

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Peñalolén, Chile — Bright Hope intern Taylor Sokolowski recently visited Fuente de Vida to experience the new community center the program has established. 


600 Specialists Attend Medical Seminar

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Atalaya, Peru — Partner Manuel Salazar reports that great strides have been made in the past two months through Segadores. 


Development Store Opened, 40 New Households Growing Vegetables

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Chipako, Zambia — A "development store" was opened in this village to solve a major problem for many rural villagers: no access to key products and agriculture supplies. The store was stocked with seeds, fertilizers, drip irrigation kits, garden tools, and more. 


Junikuins Learn to Approach Confrontation in Christ-Like Way

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pucallpa, Peru — Peruvian ministry partner, Oscar Raúl Tello, spoke of his encounter with the Junikuin people and how he was able to teach how to approach confrontation in a Christ-like manner.  


Waterborne Illnesses Decreasing Thanks to New Pumps

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mbabala Island, Zambia — Lives are changing on because of your support of Bright Hope's clean water initiatives on the island. The local clinic has noted significant reduction is waterborne illness and families are appreciating improved access to the water from the pumps. Cases of diarrhea have dropped from 30-50 to 5-10 per month for children under 5. 


Microloan Recipients Work Together at Eco-Friendly Workshop

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Pignon, Haiti — Microloan recipients involved in our program worked together this week at a community-based workshop to learn innovative, eco-friendly practices and energy-efficient technologies to increase their incomes. Workshops included biochar, permaculture, briquette-making, swaling, water irrigation, and toilet composting.