Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Training for life

Training for Life

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Empowerment training inspires hope and change for women in Haiti  


Elika Learns to Stand Out in the Slum

Elika Learns to Stand Out in the Slum

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Nairobi, Kenya – Elika is much like most 23-year-old women around the world. As a college graduate, she dreams of attaining a master’s degree, getting a job and moving into her own place so she can be independent.   


Stronger Together: Roger Discovers His Worth

Stronger Together: Roger Discovers His Worth

Monday, June 05, 2017

Lugazi, Uganda – Unstable jobs. Food insecurity. High levels of illiteracy. With so many odds against you, it can be easy to feel hopeless and simply want to give up. These are the thoughts and struggles that continue to trap many people like Roger in extreme poverty in Uganda.
 


One Meal Leads to Big Dreams

One Meal Leads to Big Dreams

Monday, March 13, 2017

Nairobi, Kenya – Joy Primary School in Mathare Valley looks a lot like any school around the world at lunchtime. At exactly a quarter to one everyday, students line up tightly clutching their plates and spoons, eagerness clearly displayed across their faces. Class by class they are served and carefully make their way to join their friends to eat their hot nutritious meals as they chat away before the bell rings to get them back to class.  


Ugandan Church Fights for Girls' Education

Ugandan Church Fights for Girls' Education

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jinja, Uganda – When girls are educated, they are able to pull themselves out of poverty and communities are transformed. Yet, millions of girls around the world are still forced to drop out of school, simply because of their gender.
 


#ProjectEmpower is Complete!

#ProjectEmpower is Complete!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia – What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “microenterprise”? You might think of a family receiving a loan to jumpstart their business, or an individual attending job skills training to work towards self-sustainability. But what about an entire church coming together to generate income for their ministries? That’s exactly the model Bright Hope is implementing in Bolivia, and it’s changing how the local church can impact their community. 
 


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Student at a Time

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Student at a Time

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – Six hundred thousand people packed into one square mile. Rampant crime, prostitution and alcoholism permeate the narrow streets. Inhabitants struggle to find clean water and sanitation facilities, while access to medical care or a quality education remain a far off dream. This is the Mathare Valley Slum. In this harsh reality is where Dorothy was born, with countless obstacles in her path right from the start. 
 


Peter Otieno: Once Alone, Now Empowered!

Peter Otieno: Once Alone, Now Empowered!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – Left by his family at a young age, Peter Otieno knows the struggle of providing for himself in order to survive. 


Marylou Brings Hope to 100 Kids in Bolivia

Marylou Brings Hope to 100 Kids in Bolivia

Monday, July 20, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia – Marylou has worked for the after-school program at Agua Viva de la Roca Church for 3 years. She has served more than 120 children over that time by providing meals, tutoring, basic hygiene education, psychological support and spiritual discipleship. She is a single-mother of 3 daughters, Tati, Ruby, and America; however over the years, she has become a mother to all the children of the program, loving and caring for each of them as her own.  


From the Streets to a Schoolroom: Milton's Story

From the Streets to a Schoolroom: Milton's Story

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia — Milton is 17 years old and works shining shoes in the city of Oruro. His family is from a rural village and when he was eight years old, his father left his mother and his five siblings. Milton was forced to drop out of school and work in the fields to help support his family. 


Hope for Joel Acevedo, An Invisible Child

Hope for Joel Acevedo, An Invisible Child

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Santiago, Chile - La Pintana is a slum in Santiago, Chile with a population of about 200,000 people, 80 percent of whom are living below the poverty line. Many children in this neighborhood live or work on the streets with no one to care for them, and those who do have homes often deal with abuse or neglect.  


Hope Spotlight: Antonia, Segadores Missionary, Returns to the Jungle

Hope Spotlight: Antonia, Segadores Missionary, Returns to the Jungle

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Aoti, Peru – Antonia Yalta has worked as a missionary for Segadores in Aoti, Peru for more than 10 years. A few months ago, Antonia left Aoti and returned to Lima due to continued health problems with her back. She recently was cleared to return, and has been welcomed back into the community of Aoti.