Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Beracah Seeing High Loan Re-Payment Rates

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Beracah, Zambia — At the close of 2011, the programs at Beracah were thriving. The microloan program invited 51 families to join the program with 48 loan recipients paying back their first loan on time. 


Bibles and Water Filters Distributed to Sahayak

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zakhira, India — In the last several months, Bibles and Bible story books have been distributed to children of the women who have recently finished the literacy class implemented in Sahayak. We hope, in this predominantly Muslim and Hindi area, that these women will come to know Christ through the wonderful stories in these books. 


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: 


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. 


Transformation in Nguluni Seen Firsthand By Staff

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nairobi, Kenya — In June, Bright Hope staff members, Mike Rutter and Henry Chu visited our project Nguluni for the first time. Nguluni is a bumpy, 1.5 hour drive southeast of Nairobi. 


New Classrooms Officially Opened After Fire

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nairobi, Kenya — Tuesday was a joyous day in the Mathare Valley Slums. Classrooms were recently destroyed in a devastating fire. But two classrooms were rebuilt thanks to funding from generous Bright Hope allies and were officially opened by the Mathare Community Outreach board chairman, Francis Namuya. 


New Feeding Center Feeds Stomachs and Minds

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Santiago, Chile — A feeding center was built next to the church building this past February. It officially opened in May, when twelve adults attended and received a hot meal. They were homeless and struggled with alcoholism.  


Children Finish Their School Year Despite Unforseen Circumstances

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Northern India — Abha and her husband have five school-aged children. Her husband works as a day laborer doing electrical work for wages below the poverty level. Abha is one of the faithful women who sew at Hope for Artisans. Her story may not sound too unique until you hear about their 13-year-old son who is fighting cancer.  


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. 


Haut Savanette School Updated

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pignon, Haiti — The school at Haut Savanette badly needed improvements. Students were virtually sitting on top of each other due to lack of space and seating. One class was seated directly next to another, making it difficult for the listening students to hear their own teacher and concentrate on their work. Another problem Haut Savanette faced was having no toilets near the property. While the students wanted to be at school, these challenges made learning difficult. 


Chocolate Production Gaining Momentum

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

El Alto, Bolivia — The chocolate production has become the strong arm of Bethesda in the last year, generating earnings around $455. These profits went directly to improve the facility's workspace, equipment, and access to water. 


Loan Officers and Care Givers Receive New Training

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Beracah, Zambia — In May, a loan office training program was implemented for their volunteers. Six loan officers and 22 care givers received training.