Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

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. 


Displaced Families Find Hope Through New Long-Term Focus

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pignon, Haiti — In the past few months, Bright Hope has shifted its focus from immediate relief to long-term development activities for the victims of the earthquake.