Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Sahayak is Self-Sustaining After Five-Year Partnership

Sahayak is Self-Sustaining After Five-Year Partnership

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Delhi, India – After five years Sahayak, the community development program run by Bright Hope partner New Delhi Bible Fellowship Church, is now self-sustaining.  


Indians Relief Pitcher Cody Allen Steps up to the plate in Cleveland to Support Feed Their Future 2014

Indians Relief Pitcher Cody Allen Steps up to the plate in Cleveland to Support Feed Their Future 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – Cody Allen, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, has joined with Bright Hope and Moody Radio Cleveland for Feed Their Future 2014. The summer campaign exists to provide meals and education to children in Mathare Valley, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya.  


In Memory of Franz Saravia Quispe, Pastor of La Roca Church

In Memory of Franz Saravia Quispe, Pastor of La Roca Church

Friday, August 01, 2014

El Alto, Bolivia – On Thursday night, July 31, 2014, Pastor Franz Saravia Quispe went to be with the Lord, after suffering complications from peritonitis.  


Bright Hope PD Mark Brubacher Speaks at South African Orphan Summit

Bright Hope PD Mark Brubacher Speaks at South African Orphan Summit

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Samfya, Zambia – Mark Brubacher, Bright Hope Partnership Developer for Zambia, spoke at the South African Orphan Summit in June on effective orphan care. The conference set out to educate organizations, churches, and individuals on best practices of orphan care to help make a lasting, positive impact on children’s lives.  


TIU Students to Bike from Illinois to California to Fight Human Trafficking

TIU Students to Bike from Illinois to California to Fight Human Trafficking

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Deerfield, Illinois – Four men from Trinity International University’s football team have created “Bike4Solution” and are partnering with Bright Hope to fight human trafficking in Northern India by biking across the country starting June 14, 2014.  


Esperanza Reaching the At-Risk Youth in Bolivia

Esperanza Reaching the At-Risk Youth in Bolivia

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

El Alto, Bolivia – Esperanza Chuquimia is currently the Director of the Children’s Program at Bright Hope’s partner church, Bethesda. Her name, Esperanza, means “Hope” in Spanish, which fits her perfectly as she is truly a beacon of Hope for the at-risk children of El Alto. 


Workshops Encourage Chilean Church Leaders to Return to School

Workshops Encourage Chilean Church Leaders to Return to School

Monday, June 02, 2014

Collín Alto, Chile – Pastor Eleuterio Cayulao from the Collín Alto Church in the Mapuche communities of Southern Chile recently graduated from high school at the age of 55. 


Margret and Emelda Transformed Through Microloan Program

Margret and Emelda Transformed Through Microloan Program

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Samfya, Zambia – Margret is a widow and a mother to five children. She enrolled in SCCP’s microloan program in 2008 with a $10 loan to begin a garden at her home. Though Margret had never gardened before, she was successful in her harvest and sold her vegetables to fully pay back the loan after four months. In December 2008, she received a loan for $120 and became a farmer, utilizing a maize field to feed and support her family. In the first year she grew 25 bags of maize and 33 bags in 2013. Because of the success of her harvest, Margret sent all five of her children to school, something she never thought she would do.  


JELLY Fun Fair Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Haiti

JELLY Fun Fair Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Haiti

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — On Saturday, February 22, Bright Hope hosted the JELLY Fun Fair to raise money for teachers’ salaries for the nearly completed church-school in Beganabe, Haiti.  


Natalia Leads Women in Action Project in Peruvian Jungle

Natalia Leads Women in Action Project in Peruvian Jungle

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Aoti, Peru — The Women in Action project began in 2008 under the leadership of Antonia Yalta in partnership with Segadores. The project provides workshops for women in sewing and artisan crafts so they may learn new skills and earn income to better provide for their families.  


Attend Bright Hope’s Fun Fair to Make a Difference in Haiti

Attend Bright Hope’s Fun Fair to Make a Difference in Haiti

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — You are invited to attend Bright Hope's JELLY Fun Fair and help make a difference in the lives of those living on less than a $1 a day in Beganabe, Haiti.  


Three Women Empowered to Build Their Business

Three Women Empowered to Build Their Business

Thursday, February 06, 2014

El Alto, Bolivia — Since opening in 2010, the Bethesda Microloan Program has continued to grow and provide opportunities for the people of El Alto.