Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

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.  


Emma's Grandsons Blessed by Her Microloans

Emma's Grandsons Blessed by Her Microloans

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Samfya, Zambia – Grandmother Emma Kombe is a dedicated and joyful woman in her community, involved with her church and a volunteer in the SCCP Home-Based Care Program that assists the sick and elderly. Emma has dramatically changed her life and grandsons’ futures through the gift of a microloan through Bright Hope project partner Samfya Community of Care Providers.  


Confidence in Christ: Marah's Story Continues

Confidence in Christ: Marah's Story Continues

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Northern India – In August 2013, Bright Hope shared the story of Marah, a girl abducted from her family and sold into trafficking at the age of five. She was rescued ten years later in May 2013 when she bravely escaped from her captors.  


Bright Hope Aims to Raise Awareness during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Bright Hope Aims to Raise Awareness During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – January 1 marks the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States of America. Bright Hope is joining the effort to raise awareness and help build an understanding of this global tragedy that affects 28.9 million people.  


Ashaninka Children’s Project Growing and Impacting Communities

Ashaninka Children’s Project Growing and Impacting Communities

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Aoti, Peru – Since June 2013, the leaders of Bright Hope’s partner project Segadores in Aoti, Peru have made significant progress and transformation through the Ashaninka Children’s Project. Antonia Yalta, leader of the Ashaninka Children’s Project, has been building relationships with the local communities and church leaders.  


50 Children From Amazon Jungle Now Attending School

50 Children From Amazon Jungle Now Attending School

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pampa Mercado, Peru – Pampa Mercado is a small village deep in the jungles of Peru. This specific tribe of Ashanikah Indians is well-known for adopting and caring for orphans and abandoned children from other tribes and villages. With so many children living in this community, there became a great need to have a school. Most of the children were walking two-hours one way, up and down a steep hill daily to get to the nearest school, and those who could not make the trip were unable to get an education. Children were often malnourished or sick, typically only eating a snail or worm for breakfast before heading to school.