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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. 


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.  


Bethesda Children's Program Fully Funded for 2013

Bethesda Children's Program Fully Funded for 2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

El Alto, Bolivia – In 2012, Bethesda found out that the funding for their children’s program was ending in June 2013. Bethesda found themselves in a difficult situation.  


Bolivian Students Thank Supporters

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

El Alto, Bolivia — A card was made by the staff and students from Bright Hope's project in the Bethesda Church, located in one of the most dangerous cities of Bolivia. The card was made specifically for a serving team that went down in July. Some highlights from the heart-felt letter:  


Microloan Case Study in Bolivia Shows Great Impact

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

El Alto, Bolivia — One family benefiting from Bethesda's microloan program is the Zapata family. Carmen Zapata owns a business where she washes cars in the street in front of her house. She has two daughters Nayla (13) and Andrea (9), and Carmen is very proud to tell us that they are great students.   


Spiritual Gifts Training a Success

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

El Alto, Bolivia — Last week, Mark Lennox, our Partnership Developer to South America conducted a spiritual gifts seminar with Bethesda. The trainings were successful with approximately 135 attendants in El Alto and over 100 in Oruro. 


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.