Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

3 Girls Rescued in Northern India Raids

3 Girls Rescued in Northern India Raids

Friday, May 10, 2013

Northern India — Over the last several weeks, Bright Hope’s Anti-Human Trafficking team in India has been preparing to do raids on brothels where girls under 18 are kept as captives and used as sexual merchandise, some being forced to have sex up to 40 times a day.  


Anti-Human Trafficking Team Goes Undercover

Anti-Human Trafficking Team Goes Undercover

Friday, April 26, 2013

Northern India — Bright Hope's Anti-Human Trafficking Team was recently tipped off regarding an area where a high amount of sex trafficking was occurring. The investigative team sent in an undercover customer to capture the necessary information to take back to the team for setting up a raid in the near future. 


Missing Child Trafficked for 12 Years Located and Rescued

Missing Child Trafficked for 12 Years Located and Rescued

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Northern India — Leaders from our Anti-Human Trafficking Team in Northern India were approached by a young man several months ago, pleading for help for his sister who had been missing for 12 years. 


Anti-Human Trafficking Team Invited to Speak with Government

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Northern India — Bright Hope's India Partnership Developer, John David, focuses strictly on our Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative. He has recently been invited to speak with the local government regarding the issues of child abuse. 


"Feed Their Future" Success! $37,000 Raised for Kenya Feeding Program

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — Last month, the Mathare Valley School Feeding Program in Kenya was in danger of closing its doors due to lack of funding. Bright Hope appealed to our allies for help to feed and educate 1,400 orphans and vulnerable children through "Feed Their Future." $7,500 was needed immediately to keep the program operating.  


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. 


Second Safe House in India Secured

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Northern India — After a long and tiring search for a second safe house to rescue and rehabilitate trafficked victims, Bright Hope has secured an ideal house in the northern region of India. The house consists of four bedrooms, two drawing rooms, a dining area, and four bathrooms.   


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.  


Two Minors Rescued in Public Market

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Northern India — After almost being beaten to death by five boys in a public market, Nora (14) and Farah (16) were rescued at the very last second. Leaders of our Anti-Human Trafficking Program in India were just around the corner that day as they heard screaming from the young girls. The leaders were able to enter in and rescue the girls, just as the boys were about to beat the girls with bricks.  


"These Women Haven't Been Loved in a Long Time"

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Northern India — An update from a member of Bright Hope's team currently serving in India: 


Bolivian Students Thank Supporters

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

El Alto, Bolivia — A card was made by the staff and students from Bright Hope's project in the Bethesda Church, located in one of the most dangerous cities of Bolivia. The card was made specifically for a serving team that went down in July. Some highlights from the heart-felt letter: