Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Beracah Widow Becomes Self-Sustainable

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beracah, Zambia — Ruthy, a widow trying to support her 8 kids (1 with Down's Syndrome), was added to the Beracah program in 2009 to support the kids' education and provide job training. She was given a $30 loan for a kitchen garden to grow tomatoes, collard greens and Chinese cabbage. The loan was repaid and she earned another for $60 for chicken rearing. She used some of the money to buy inputs from a co-op for maize farming, as well as hiring someone to dig a well on her property for clean water.  


Marta's Testimony: "It Is Evident That This Benefits Us All"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Alto Bio Bio, Chile — Marta Cheuque told us in her own words how the microloan program in the Mapuche Indian Network has impacted her life. 


Beracah Seeing High Loan Re-Payment Rates

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Beracah, Zambia — At the close of 2011, the programs at Beracah were thriving. The microloan program invited 51 families to join the program with 48 loan recipients paying back their first loan on time. 


Women in Jam-Making Project Share Their Stories

Friday, January 06, 2012

Alto Bio Bio, Chile — We received testimonies from two women enrolled in the Mapuche Indian Church Network jam-making project: 


Clean Water Implemented in Nguluni

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Nguluni, Kenya — Water is a scarce commodity in this rural area, so the leaders of the Nguluni Centre brainstormed a solution. 


SCCP Develops New Stategy for Home Based Care

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Last November, Samfya Community of Care Providers (SCCP) traveled around the local area to meet with all the church leaders and volunteers to discuss individual programs, sustainability of those programs through different stakeholders, and surveyed each church to determine how Home Based Care best fits into their existing church ministries. 


Spiritual Gifts Training a Success

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

El Alto, Bolivia — Last week, Mark Lennox, our Partnership Developer to South America conducted a spiritual gifts seminar with Bethesda. The trainings were successful with approximately 135 attendants in El Alto and over 100 in Oruro. 


Bibles and Water Filters Distributed to Sahayak

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zakhira, India — In the last several months, Bibles and Bible story books have been distributed to children of the women who have recently finished the literacy class implemented in Sahayak. We hope, in this predominantly Muslim and Hindi area, that these women will come to know Christ through the wonderful stories in these books. 


Beracah's Board in Action

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beracah, Zambia — We received communication from Carmen Brubacher, Partnership Developer to Zambia regarding the board of Beracah: 


Pastor Chanda Embraces His Community

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Samfya, Zambia — A good leader should be practical; he must demonstrate what he or she teaches. Pastor Chanda is an example of such a leader. 


Chipako Water Project Provides Drinking Water to Half the Village

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chipako, Zambia — In April, a team from Samfya Community of Care Providers traveled down to Chipako to conduct a water resource management workshop. At the workshop, a volunteer from America and representatives from Samfya Water and Sanitation presented a variety of water pumps and well-drilling options and costs for the community to consider. 


Transformation in Nguluni Seen Firsthand By Staff

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nairobi, Kenya — In June, Bright Hope staff members, Mike Rutter and Henry Chu visited our project Nguluni for the first time. Nguluni is a bumpy, 1.5 hour drive southeast of Nairobi.