Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

New Classrooms Officially Opened After Fire

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nairobi, Kenya — Tuesday was a joyous day in the Mathare Valley Slums. Classrooms were recently destroyed in a devastating fire. But two classrooms were rebuilt thanks to funding from generous Bright Hope allies and were officially opened by the Mathare Community Outreach board chairman, Francis Namuya. 


New Feeding Center Feeds Stomachs and Minds

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Santiago, Chile — A feeding center was built next to the church building this past February. It officially opened in May, when twelve adults attended and received a hot meal. They were homeless and struggled with alcoholism.  


Children Finish Their School Year Despite Unforseen Circumstances

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Northern India — Abha and her husband have five school-aged children. Her husband works as a day laborer doing electrical work for wages below the poverty level. Abha is one of the faithful women who sew at Hope for Artisans. Her story may not sound too unique until you hear about their 13-year-old son who is fighting cancer.  


A Call to Bring Atala Hope

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Apac, Uganda — I (Mike Rutter, Bright Hope staff) met an incredible woman today. Her name is Atala Tericania. She is a handicapped widow whose husband died in 1990, but she is an amazing example of God's love and faithfulness. 


Future Kingdom Workers Ready for Self-Sufficiency

Friday, June 24, 2011

Uttar Pradesh, India — Christian Fellowship is embarking on a new, exciting journey to train their future pastor students to become self-sufficient. Ministering to such poor communities often means they are unable to provide for their own families from the church's tithe. 


Bee Keeping in Chile

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Mingako projects are a way for the community to band together and help each other succeed. One of the income generating activities they are working on is bee keeping.  


Woman Ready to Die, Finds Hope Through Home-Based Care Program

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Samfya, Zambia — "Mr. Kafute, I am not going to survive. I don't want to waste your time. Let me just die," pleaded Mavies Chomba, who was suffering from AIDS. She had lost Hope. 


Haut Savanette School Updated

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pignon, Haiti — The school at Haut Savanette badly needed improvements. Students were virtually sitting on top of each other due to lack of space and seating. One class was seated directly next to another, making it difficult for the listening students to hear their own teacher and concentrate on their work. Another problem Haut Savanette faced was having no toilets near the property. While the students wanted to be at school, these challenges made learning difficult. 


Chocolate Production Gaining Momentum

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

El Alto, Bolivia — The chocolate production has become the strong arm of Bethesda in the last year, generating earnings around $455. These profits went directly to improve the facility's workspace, equipment, and access to water. 


Prayer Request from Partnership Developer to End Human Trafficking

Friday, June 10, 2011

Northern India — In October, "Times of India" reported that over 90,000 girls have been trafficked out of India to North America alone through Guatemala and Mexico.  


Loan Officers and Care Givers Receive New Training

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Beracah, Zambia — In May, a loan office training program was implemented for their volunteers. Six loan officers and 22 care givers received training. 


Rebecca Quadruples Income

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Beracah, Zambia — Rebecca and her husband received a $33 microloan early this year. Determined to support her husband and five children, Rebecca shares her daily routine using her microloan: