Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

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.  


Susan Builds Home with Microloan Profits

Susan Builds Home with Microloan Profits

Monday, June 24, 2013

Apac, Uganda — Uganda’s microfinance program is on track for success in the Apac community. Planned activities are being implemented and transformation is apparent in the local communities. Regular trainings in farming and business are being offered for all microloan beneficiaries in the community.  


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.” 


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. 


Gwen's Loan Turns Her Life Around

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beracah, Zambia — Gwen Mesa is widowed and looks after three of her own children and four orphans. Several years ago, Gwen was trained by another organization in vegetable production. Last year, her church enrolled her into Beracah’s livelihoods program.  


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! 


Single Mother Finds Hope through Microloans

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Justine Nkandu is a 44-year-old divorcee caring for six children. In 2009, she came into the Samfya Community of Care Providers program where she received food supplements.  


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.  


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.

A Microloan and a Mattress

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Doreen had never had a bed and mattress to sleep on.