Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Confidence in Christ: Marah's Story Continues

Confidence in Christ: Marah's Story Continues

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Northern India – In August 2013, Bright Hope shared the story of Marah, a girl abducted from her family and sold into trafficking at the age of five. She was rescued ten years later in May 2013 when she bravely escaped from her captors.  


Bright Hope Aims to Raise Awareness during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Bright Hope Aims to Raise Awareness During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – January 1 marks the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States of America. Bright Hope is joining the effort to raise awareness and help build an understanding of this global tragedy that affects 28.9 million people.  


Ashaninka Children’s Project Growing and Impacting Communities

Ashaninka Children’s Project Growing and Impacting Communities

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Aoti, Peru – Since June 2013, the leaders of Bright Hope’s partner project Segadores in Aoti, Peru have made significant progress and transformation through the Ashaninka Children’s Project. Antonia Yalta, leader of the Ashaninka Children’s Project, has been building relationships with the local communities and church leaders.  


50 Children From Amazon Jungle Now Attending School

50 Children From Amazon Jungle Now Attending School

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pampa Mercado, Peru – Pampa Mercado is a small village deep in the jungles of Peru. This specific tribe of Ashanikah Indians is well-known for adopting and caring for orphans and abandoned children from other tribes and villages. With so many children living in this community, there became a great need to have a school. Most of the children were walking two-hours one way, up and down a steep hill daily to get to the nearest school, and those who could not make the trip were unable to get an education. Children were often malnourished or sick, typically only eating a snail or worm for breakfast before heading to school.  


Bethesda Children's Program Fully Funded for 2013

Bethesda Children's Program Fully Funded for 2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

El Alto, Bolivia – In 2012, Bethesda found out that the funding for their children’s program was ending in June 2013. Bethesda found themselves in a difficult situation.  


Eight Girls Rescued from Culturally-Enforced Trafficking

Eight Girls Rescued from Culturally-Enforced Trafficking

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Northern India – Eight minors were recently rescued out of captivity from a small clan in India. The majority of these young girls were sold by their parents into trafficking on the streets for money.  


Satya Free, Captors Imprisoned

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Northern India — In November 2011, 23 year old Satya was walking home from her college class in fashion design. She was quickly approached by a man who said that her father was gravely injured in an accident and that she needed to come with him to the hospital immediately. Bengali Dada was a witch doctor and had once treated Satya's relative. 


Microloan Begins Path to Hope for Alexande and Escania

Microloan Begins Path to Hope for Alexande and Escania

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Beganabe, Haiti — Millions of children around the world are left without parents in the wake of extreme poverty, illness, and violence. For many families in Beganabe, the reality of life, death, and hunger plague their everyday lives. This is the story of Escania, an orphan from Beganabe, and her brave grandmother, Alexande.  


Marah Sold at Age Five, Rescued 10 Years Later

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Northern India — Marah, now 15-years-old, comes from Muslim background. At the age of five, her family's servant took her, telling her parents he was taking her to school. She was sadly sold to a brothel and was held there for 10 years. In May, Marah bravely escaped with the help of a local tea seller.
 


A School and Well Bring Transformation in Haut Savanette

A School and Well Bring Transformation in Haut Savanette

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Haut Savanette, Haiti — This past year marked some great new achievements and positively affected hundreds in the surrounding community of Haut Savanette. Much of this is attributed to Pastor Jacques Francois, who took over the pastoral role at the church and the leadership duties for the school two years ago.  


11-Year Old Trinta Back in School

11-Year Old Trinta Back in School

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya — Trinta is a joyful 11-year-old from the Mathare Valley slum in Kenya. She grew up never knowing her father because he died seven months after she was born. Trinta’s mother, Margaret, was young, inexperienced and unable to take care of her only child due to lack of education and financial support.  


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.”