Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

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? 


Farmers Receive Forestry Training

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Mbabala Island, Zambia — Farmers began forestry training this week in Mbabala. Selected farmers received 500 eucalyptus seedlings to start a forestry project intended to provide firewood, as there's no source of wood on the Island. 


Loan Beneficiaries With 16 Children Pay Back Loans

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kawambwa, Zambia — Sophia Mukonde and her husband were selected as loan beneficiaries through Christian Foundations. 


Beracah Widow Becomes Self-Sustainable

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beracah, Zambia — Ruthy, a widow trying to support her 8 kids (1 with Down's Syndrome), was added to the Beracah program in 2009 to support the kids' education and provide job training. She was given a $30 loan for a kitchen garden to grow tomatoes, collard greens and Chinese cabbage. The loan was repaid and she earned another for $60 for chicken rearing. She used some of the money to buy inputs from a co-op for maize farming, as well as hiring someone to dig a well on her property for clean water.  


Women in Jam-Making Project Share Their Stories

Friday, January 06, 2012

Alto Bio Bio, Chile — We received testimonies from two women enrolled in the Mapuche Indian Church Network jam-making project: 


Clean Water Implemented in Nguluni

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Nguluni, Kenya — Water is a scarce commodity in this rural area, so the leaders of the Nguluni Centre brainstormed a solution. 


Beracah's Board in Action

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beracah, Zambia — We received communication from Carmen Brubacher, Partnership Developer to Zambia regarding the board of Beracah: 


Pastor Chanda Embraces His Community

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Samfya, Zambia — A good leader should be practical; he must demonstrate what he or she teaches. Pastor Chanda is an example of such a leader. 


Chipako Water Project Provides Drinking Water to Half the Village

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chipako, Zambia — In April, a team from Samfya Community of Care Providers traveled down to Chipako to conduct a water resource management workshop. At the workshop, a volunteer from America and representatives from Samfya Water and Sanitation presented a variety of water pumps and well-drilling options and costs for the community to consider. 


Future Kingdom Workers Ready for Self-Sufficiency

Friday, June 24, 2011

Uttar Pradesh, India — Christian Fellowship is embarking on a new, exciting journey to train their future pastor students to become self-sufficient. Ministering to such poor communities often means they are unable to provide for their own families from the church's tithe. 


Rebecca Quadruples Income

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Beracah, Zambia — Rebecca and her husband received a $33 microloan early this year. Determined to support her husband and five children, Rebecca shares her daily routine using her microloan: 


Families in Uganda Move Forward

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Apac, Uganda — Every project has its own set of ups and downs. But common to all success is a determination to move forward. We saw evidence of this in Uganda this past year.