Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Beracah Seeing High Loan Re-Payment Rates

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Beracah, Zambia — At the close of 2011, the programs at Beracah were thriving. The microloan program invited 51 families to join the program with 48 loan recipients paying back their first loan on time. 


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: 


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. 


New Feeding Center Feeds Stomachs and Minds

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Santiago, Chile — A feeding center was built next to the church building this past February. It officially opened in May, when twelve adults attended and received a hot meal. They were homeless and struggled with alcoholism.  


Children Finish Their School Year Despite Unforseen Circumstances

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Northern India — Abha and her husband have five school-aged children. Her husband works as a day laborer doing electrical work for wages below the poverty level. Abha is one of the faithful women who sew at Hope for Artisans. Her story may not sound too unique until you hear about their 13-year-old son who is fighting cancer.  


Haut Savanette School Updated

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pignon, Haiti — The school at Haut Savanette badly needed improvements. Students were virtually sitting on top of each other due to lack of space and seating. One class was seated directly next to another, making it difficult for the listening students to hear their own teacher and concentrate on their work. Another problem Haut Savanette faced was having no toilets near the property. While the students wanted to be at school, these challenges made learning difficult. 


Prayer Request from Partnership Developer to End Human Trafficking

Friday, June 10, 2011

Northern India — In October, "Times of India" reported that over 90,000 girls have been trafficked out of India to North America alone through Guatemala and Mexico.  


Ali Stays in School Determined to Leave Poverty

Monday, February 21, 2011

Northern India — Ali is not your typical 11-year-old. Nothing about his life would be typical for those of us in America. 


SCCP and Faith Provide the Means to Succeed

Monday, February 07, 2011

Samfya, Zambia — Yamishi Mwamba is a student who was blessed by being a part of Samfya Community of Care Providers' (SCCP) education sponsorship from 2006 to 2008. 


Outreach Community Church Brings Hope to Daniel and Family

Friday, February 04, 2011

Nairobi, Kenya — Daniel Ochieng is a cobbler in the Mathare Valley slum who is trying to raise two boys on his own on a meager income while staying healthy as he battles HIV. 


Displaced Families Find Hope Through New Long-Term Focus

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pignon, Haiti — In the past few months, Bright Hope has shifted its focus from immediate relief to long-term development activities for the victims of the earthquake.