Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Peter Otieno: Once Alone, Now Empowered!

Peter Otieno: Once Alone, Now Empowered!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – Left by his family at a young age, Peter Otieno knows the struggle of providing for himself in order to survive. 


Victor Invests in the Next Generation

Victor Invests in the Next Generation

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Peru — Living deep in the Amazon jungles of Peru, Victor knows the challenges faced by his community. With limited access to food and clean water, parents struggle to provide for their child’s basic needs, and thinking about their emotional and spiritual development is often a far-off dream. This used to be the reality for Victor and his wife Natalia. With five children, they struggled for years to barely make ends meet. 


Cleto

Pastor Cleto's Greenhouse Feeds Kids in After-School Program

Monday, December 14, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia — A third grade dropout and orphaned at just 12 years old, Cleto never thought he would become a pastor. At 17, he married his wife Julia, and together they had nine children while he spent more than 20 years working on the railroad in the countryside of Bolivia.  


Microenterprise Grows Lila as a Community Leader

Microenterprise Grows Lila as a Community Leader

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Beganabe, Haiti — Lila Etienne is a woman with a vision to help lift her home village of Beganabe, Haiti, out of extreme poverty. Yet not long ago, Lila’s focus was much narrower—simply putting food on the table for her three children. 


$10,000 goal for #ProjectEmpower reached in one day!

$10,000 goal for #ProjectEmpower reached in one day!

Friday, December 04, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — On Giving Tuesday, December 1, we reached our goal of $10,000 at 6:00 p.m. CST thanks to the generosity of Bright Hope allies like you! This $10,000 will fully fund #ProjectEmpower, launching a sustainable small business through a local church in Bolivia.  


Calling Glory and Tanner Clark join Bright Hope’s #ProjectEmpower to combat poverty in Bolivia on Giving Tuesday

Calling Glory and Tanner Clark join Bright Hope’s #ProjectEmpower to combat poverty in Bolivia on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill. --- Christian music artists Calling Glory and Tanner Clark are partnering with Bright Hope to raise $10,000 for #ProjectEmpower on December 1 for Giving Tuesday! Through #ProjectEmpower, participants are invited to join arms and empower a community in Bolivia through the local church. 


Pambashe Brings Living Water to Communities in Zambia

Pambashe Brings Living Water to Communities in Zambia

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Beracah, Zambia — The Pambashe Drilling Team gives people in Zambia access to clean water—and leads them to the living water of God.
 


Pastor Godfrey Mobilizes Community to Get Kids Back in School

Pastor Godfrey Mobilizes Community to Get Kids Back in School

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jinja, Uganda – Pastor Godfrey was troubled by one of the biggest challenges facing his rural island community in Uganda: that children were not attending school because the standard of education was so poor. Without a solid education, these children would be caught in the cycle of poverty that has plagued the community for generations.
 


Give Hope. Share joy. Experience transformation through Seasons of Hope!

Give Hope. Share joy. Experience transformation through Seasons of Hope!

Monday, November 02, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – Bright Hope is pleased to announce our holiday Seasons of Hope catalog


Jane, a Single Mother with Hope for Tomorrow

Jane, a Single Mother with Hope for Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nairobi, Kenya – “As a single parent in the slum, life has not been a bed of roses as I had imagined, so I have had to be the provider in my house,” shares Jane Adhiambo, a 45 year old widow living in Mathare Valley Slum. Her husband died in 2006, leaving her to raise their three daughters alone. 


Ways to Support Relief for Syrian Refugees

Ways to Support Relief for Syrian Refugees

Friday, October 02, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – As of September 2015, an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes due to a brutal, ongoing conflict in the country. Over half of those displaced are children. Described as “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time,” millions of refugees are facing desperate circumstances, without adequate access to clean water, shelter, food, and other basic needs.  


Pedro Finds God in a Potato Field

Pedro Finds God in a Potato Field

Friday, September 04, 2015

Santiago, Chile — Pedro lives in an indigenous Mapuche community high in the Andes Mountains of southern Chile. A short growing season and poor soil have led to increasing scarcity of food and declining nutrition. Like many Mapuche, Pedro was struggling to survive. There was barely enough income to put food on the table, and rarely any left over.