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.
 


$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.  


Pastor Edwin Sews Empowerment in Bolivia

Pastor Edwin Sews Empowerment in Bolivia

Monday, September 01, 2014

Edwin is the pastor of a small church in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. When he became a Christian, he devoted himself completely to serving the Lord. He wanted to go to seminary to become a pastor, but could not afford it, so he decided to get creative. A friend gave him an old sewing machine and he began teaching himself how to sew, selling every piece of clothing he made. That machine, he said, not only paid for his seminary courses but also his apartment rent and food while he was studying. For him that machine was his most prized possession. 


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.  


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. 


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.  


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.  


11-Year Old Trinta Back in School

11-Year Old Trinta Back in School

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya — Trinta is a joyful 11-year-old from the Mathare Valley slum in Kenya. She grew up never knowing her father because he died seven months after she was born. Trinta’s mother, Margaret, was young, inexperienced and unable to take care of her only child due to lack of education and financial support.