Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

50 Children From Amazon Jungle Now Attending School

50 Children From Amazon Jungle Now Attending School

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pampa Mercado, Peru – Pampa Mercado is a small village deep in the jungles of Peru. This specific tribe of Ashanikah Indians is well-known for adopting and caring for orphans and abandoned children from other tribes and villages. With so many children living in this community, there became a great need to have a school. Most of the children were walking two-hours one way, up and down a steep hill daily to get to the nearest school, and those who could not make the trip were unable to get an education. Children were often malnourished or sick, typically only eating a snail or worm for breakfast before heading to school.  


Bethesda Children's Program Fully Funded for 2013

Bethesda Children's Program Fully Funded for 2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

El Alto, Bolivia – In 2012, Bethesda found out that the funding for their children’s program was ending in June 2013. Bethesda found themselves in a difficult situation.  


Microloan Begins Path to Hope for Alexande and Escania

Microloan Begins Path to Hope for Alexande and Escania

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Beganabe, Haiti — Millions of children around the world are left without parents in the wake of extreme poverty, illness, and violence. For many families in Beganabe, the reality of life, death, and hunger plague their everyday lives. This is the story of Escania, an orphan from Beganabe, and her brave grandmother, Alexande.  


A School and Well Bring Transformation in Haut Savanette

A School and Well Bring Transformation in Haut Savanette

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Haut Savanette, Haiti — This past year marked some great new achievements and positively affected hundreds in the surrounding community of Haut Savanette. Much of this is attributed to Pastor Jacques Francois, who took over the pastoral role at the church and the leadership duties for the school two years ago.  


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.  


First Half of JELLY Church-School Delivered and Installed in Beganabe

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Beganabe, Haiti — Last week, Bright Hope rejoiced as the first JELLY container was delivered and installed in the rural village of Beganabe, Haiti.  


Computer Training Encourages Local Community

Computer Training Encourages Local Community

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Collin Alto, Chile — Bright Hope’s South America interns held basic computer training workshops in the Mapuche Indian community of Collin Alto.  


Sold by Stepmother, Now Free: Padma's Story

Sold by Stepmother, Now Free: Padma's Story

Friday, June 14, 2013

Northern India — 15-year-old Padma came from a Hindu family in Northern India. After her mother died three days after giving birth to her, Padma's father struggled to take care of her. He was a taxi driver and led an impure, deceitful, dangerous life far from Christ. Though her father loved her deeply, she wasn’t comfortable with his lifestyle. Her father worshiped many different gods and goddesses. “I had no hope,” Padma said. “I could see that the worship of these gods was not bringing any good change in him and the lifestyle he was living.” 


Hope Spotlight: Pastor Collins Ochieng, Mathare Valley

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya — Pastor Collins Ochieng came to the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya in 1991. He and his brother moved there because of the lack of money they had to live elsewhere. He made a living fixing shoes, but he felt his purpose was never fulfilled. He saw his friends killed, succumb to alcoholism and drugs, and fall off the grid. “Life in Mathare is hard,” he said. “To live, you need to live with your own power and no one else – or so I thought.” 


First JELLY Church-School Container Departs Chicago for Haiti

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — Bright Hope's first JELLY container left the Bright Hope warehouse today, en route to Jacksonville, Florida, where it will be shipped to Haiti. 


"Feed Their Future" Success! $37,000 Raised for Kenya Feeding Program

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — Last month, the Mathare Valley School Feeding Program in Kenya was in danger of closing its doors due to lack of funding. Bright Hope appealed to our allies for help to feed and educate 1,400 orphans and vulnerable children through "Feed Their Future." $7,500 was needed immediately to keep the program operating.  


Women's Ministry Participants Say Family Life Has Improved

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Beracah, Zambia — 146 women came together to hold a one-week conference themed: "In These Days."