Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

School Year Opens with Excitement, New Ventures for Growth

Friday, March 01, 2013

Samyfa, Zambia — Last month, the Samfya Bible School kicked off its 2013 academic calendar with a one week full-time workers seminar. 110 past Samfya Bible School students arrived from the Central, Copperbelt, and Luapula Provinces as well as the southern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to participate in the seminar. The theme for this year's seminar was: "A Time for Missions." Following the seminar, regular classes began with 27 new students enrolled this year.  


School Sponsorship Beneficiary Graduates with Empowerment

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Northern India — Amira's mother cried out to God for help eight years ago. Living in one of the worst areas for human trafficking and in a culture where women stay in the home, she couldn't work. She was raising six children alone and knew her girls would fall last in line for education. With her youngest daughter just one-year-old and her eldest daughter nearing marrying age, she knew a significant amount of income was necessary to give to the groom's family. Left by her husband with debt collectors at the door looking for money from his bankrupt business, the thought of education for her girls was unfathomable. 


First Safe House Resident Nears Education Completion

Monday, February 11, 2013

Northern India — Jyoti, Bright Hope's first safe house resident, is nearing the completion of her courses to become a beautician and manicurist. She will complete the course within two months. Following this course, she will intern for an additional six months to practice what she has learned. When Jyoti is fully trained, she will receive assistance to open her own beauty salon, allowing her to earn a sustainable livelihood. 


Sahayak Spreading the Gospel, Drinking Clean Water

Saturday, February 09, 2013

New Delhi, India — 2012 was a fruitful year for Bright Hope's project, Sahayak.   


Bolivian Students Thank Supporters

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

El Alto, Bolivia — A card was made by the staff and students from Bright Hope's project in the Bethesda Church, located in one of the most dangerous cities of Bolivia. The card was made specifically for a serving team that went down in July. Some highlights from the heart-felt letter:  


First Layer Unit Begins - Profits Funding School

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — The Samfya Bible School recently began a "layer unit" to help continue sustainability of the school, the first of its kind there. The school has 200 birds that produce 180 eggs per day, which generates $300 per month to help the operation of the school! 


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.  


600 Specialists Attend Medical Seminar

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Atalaya, Peru — Partner Manuel Salazar reports that great strides have been made in the past two months through Segadores. 


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.