Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Sabina: Single-Mother, Businesswoman, Leader

Sabina: Single-Mother, Businesswoman, Leader

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – In the heart of the Mathare Valley slum, 40-year-old Sabina takes great pride in narrating her painstaking journey of resilience in the face of poverty as a struggling businesswoman. It has been a daunting task as a single mother to provide for her 5-year-old son; a responsibility she does not take lightly.
 


Ally Spotlight: The Helms Family

Ally Spotlight: The Helms Family

Friday, December 09, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Every summer, brother and sister team, Noah and Ruthie, set up their annual neighborhood lemonade stand. But this isn’t your typical lemonade. Their lemonade is made with clean water.  


Prayer Requests from Around the World

Pray for the Field

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Prayer requests from our partners around the world.  


A Message From C.H. Dyer, President/CEO - Winter 2016

A Message From C.H. Dyer, President/CEO - Winter 2016

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill."Merry Christmas!” These two simple words mean widely different things to different people. For a few in our nation, these words represent an exclusive greeting that they want eliminated and replaced with “Happy Holidays.”  


A Crocodile, a Witch Doctor and the Church

A Crocodile, a Witch Doctor and the Church

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mbabala Island, Zambia — This picture was taken on Mbabala Island, Zambia of a group of community leaders. In the middle of the picture is the Chief on the Island who is also a Christian leader in the church. Three days after the picture was taken, he was accused of a crime by a witch doctor and murdered by a mob.
 


Leadership Trainings Transform Local Church in Bolivia

Leadership Trainings Transform Local Church in Bolivia

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — Imagine going to church every Sunday to hear a sermon from your pastor who had never attended seminary, studied theology or even read many books of the Bible. How would this make you feel? How do you think this would affect other ministries in your church?
 


Vocational Scholarship Allows Victor to Pursue His Dreams

Vocational Scholarship Allows Victor to Pursue His Dreams

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya — Peter Otieno is a 23-year-old micro-savings group member who owns and manages a small business in a slum community selling cosmetics, shoes, nail art, and pedicure services. 


Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti and Cuba

Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti and Cuba

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Haiti Update, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Bright Hope's CEO, C.H. Dyer, is in Haiti this week visiting our partners and seeing the recent damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Major cities are on the process to recovery, but the rural areas have received little to no help. Many roads are impassable, damage to crops and livestock have limited food availability and there is a high risk for the spread of cholera.  


#ProjectEmpower is Complete!

#ProjectEmpower is Complete!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia – What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “microenterprise”? You might think of a family receiving a loan to jumpstart their business, or an individual attending job skills training to work towards self-sustainability. But what about an entire church coming together to generate income for their ministries? That’s exactly the model Bright Hope is implementing in Bolivia, and it’s changing how the local church can impact their community. 
 


Discipleship Program Unites Churches in Zambia

Discipleship Program Unites Churches in Zambia

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chishi Island, Zambia – Thirty-eight church leaders recently graduated from the discipleship training program on Chishi Island in Zambia!
 


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Student at a Time

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Student at a Time

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – Six hundred thousand people packed into one square mile. Rampant crime, prostitution and alcoholism permeate the narrow streets. Inhabitants struggle to find clean water and sanitation facilities, while access to medical care or a quality education remain a far off dream. This is the Mathare Valley Slum. In this harsh reality is where Dorothy was born, with countless obstacles in her path right from the start. 
 


Ally Spotlight: Major League Baseball Wives

Ally Spotlight: Major League Baseball Wives

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – This past July, four wives of Major League Baseball players stepped out of their comfort zones and traveled with Bright Hope to Kenya and Uganda. They spent a week visiting partner churches, building relationships within the community and learning first-hand about interventions that make lasting change. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with each of them and hear about their experiences.