Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Mutendolo Family's Microloan Success Story

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beracah, Zambia — Dickson and Mary Mutendolo were in the first group of families to join Beracah’s microloan program in 2009. Together they care for eight children including six adopted orphans.  


Yolanda Reaches Out to Her Community

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Alto Bio Bio, Chile — Yolanda is a Mapuche Indian, living in an area where the people live on approximately 40 cents a day. Yolanda's husband was sent to prison over land right issues with the Chilean government. 


Development Store Opened, 40 New Households Growing Vegetables

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Chipako, Zambia — A "development store" was opened in this village to solve a major problem for many rural villagers: no access to key products and agriculture supplies. The store was stocked with seeds, fertilizers, drip irrigation kits, garden tools, and more. 


Junikuins Learn to Approach Confrontation in Christ-Like Way

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pucallpa, Peru — Peruvian ministry partner, Oscar Raúl Tello, spoke of his encounter with the Junikuin people and how he was able to teach how to approach confrontation in a Christ-like manner.  


Waterborne Illnesses Decreasing Thanks to New Pumps

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mbabala Island, Zambia — Lives are changing on because of your support of Bright Hope's clean water initiatives on the island. The local clinic has noted significant reduction is waterborne illness and families are appreciating improved access to the water from the pumps. Cases of diarrhea have dropped from 30-50 to 5-10 per month for children under 5. 


Microloan Recipients Work Together at Eco-Friendly Workshop

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Pignon, Haiti — Microloan recipients involved in our program worked together this week at a community-based workshop to learn innovative, eco-friendly practices and energy-efficient technologies to increase their incomes. Workshops included biochar, permaculture, briquette-making, swaling, water irrigation, and toilet composting.

A Microloan and a Mattress

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Doreen had never had a bed and mattress to sleep on.  


Corn Harvest Flourishing

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Pignon, Haiti — In early 2011, Bright Hope partnered with Harvesting Hope to develop a mid-scale farm that could eventually support the school feeding programs established by Pignon Ministries. We've received great news that the corn crop is growing steadily!  


Upgraded Water Pumps Impact Over 1,000

Monday, April 30, 2012

Chipako, Zambia — Last month, a new water project was initiated to address some of the water needs in this village and the surrounding areas. One project included upgrading water pumps in three high-use areas.  


Microloan Recipient Now Able to Care for Family

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — In 2009, Georgina was divorced and struggling to support her six children. Last year, she was chosen to receive a microloan from her local church. With the microloan and support from her loan group, she began to farm. This year, she’s expecting a bumper crop of cassava and groundnuts and has decided to remove herself from the program, stating that she is now able to care for her family. 


New Curriculum Developed for Samfya Bible School

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Samfya Bible School is in the process of re-developing its curriculum. The new structure will allow the classes to be presented within the context of the rural church and community. 


Loans to Change Deforestation on Mbabala Island

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mbabala Island, Zambia — Zambia is one of the highest rated countries for deforestation, in fact, it is ranked in the top five. Why?