Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Widow Treated for HIV, Small Business Grows

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Samfya, Zambia — In June, our staff from Samfya Community of Care Providers met a widow named Ida, who was bedridden for over a year due to illness. They took her to the hospital and she was tested for HIV/AIDS. The staff stayed in touch with Ida for a week as she went through counseling to prepare her for the test. The results came in: she was positive for HIV.  


Infant Formula Program Gives Hope

Monday, November 19, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Doreen adopted her niece, Mercy, after Doreen's sister died giving birth. Doreen brought Mercy to the nursing room at Samfya Community of Care Providers (SCCP), where she was treated for an eye infection. Besides taking in her sister's child, Doreen also has an infant of her own.  


Income-Generating Ventures Provide for the Sick

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Care Providers from Samfya Community of Care Providers are sharing the love of Christ through home visits to those affected by HIV/AIDS. 


Man on Edge of Death Restored to Health

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — On the edge of death, Mr. Mutashala was brought in a wheelbarrow by a friend to the Samfya Community of Care Providers clinic in May. Weighing a startling 77 pounds, he was suffering the devastating effects from HIV. Thanks to our food support program in Samfya, Zambia, Mr. Mutashala now weighs 115 pounds and is back to restored health. 


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.  


Update on Hurricane Isaac

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pignon, Haiti — Our in-country partners in Haiti opened up their churches to those fleeing the tent cities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac. Bright Hope is supporting these efforts by empowering the local church to take care of them and provide food. Please continue to pray for those affected by the storm. 


New Community Center Opens for Fuente de Vida

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Peñalolén, Chile — Bright Hope intern Taylor Sokolowski recently visited Fuente de Vida to experience the new community center the program has established. 


Children Praise School Feeding Program

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pignon, Haiti — Colladere is one of the locations in which Bright Hope runs a school feeding program. Marc-Rose Bolivar is a student at the Colladere School, and she recently told us about her experience with the feeding program.   


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: 


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. 


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.