Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Loan Beneficiaries With 16 Children Pay Back Loans

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kawambwa, Zambia — Sophia Mukonde and her husband were selected as loan beneficiaries through Christian Foundations. 


Spiritual Gifts Training a Success

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

El Alto, Bolivia — Last week, Mark Lennox, our Partnership Developer to South America conducted a spiritual gifts seminar with Bethesda. The trainings were successful with approximately 135 attendants in El Alto and over 100 in Oruro. 


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: 


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. 


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. 


A Call to Bring Atala Hope

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Apac, Uganda — I (Mike Rutter, Bright Hope staff) met an incredible woman today. Her name is Atala Tericania. She is a handicapped widow whose husband died in 1990, but she is an amazing example of God's love and faithfulness. 


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. 


Woman Ready to Die, Finds Hope Through Home-Based Care Program

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Samfya, Zambia — "Mr. Kafute, I am not going to survive. I don't want to waste your time. Let me just die," pleaded Mavies Chomba, who was suffering from AIDS. She had lost Hope. 


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. 


Rebecca Quadruples Income

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Beracah, Zambia — Rebecca and her husband received a $33 microloan early this year. Determined to support her husband and five children, Rebecca shares her daily routine using her microloan: