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Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Fathers share Hope in Bugubo, Uganda

Fathers share Hope in Bugubo, Uganda

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Baligeya is a 62-year-old farmer and a father of eleven living in Bugubo village near Bugiri, Uganda. He is one of the many older males that make up the fathers’ club at his church. Being a part of this group has inspired him spiritually and taught him agricultural and animal rearing skills to help him support his family. 


Uganda the pearl Africa

Uganda, the pearl of Africa

Friday, June 22, 2018

Uganda is the pearl of Africa...rivers flow from one corner to the other connected to fresh water lakes, there are mountains with snow-capped peaks, forests with majestic trees soaring high in the sky, abundant green vegetation, wild and domestic animals but above all, Uganda is gifted with warm and hospitable people. It’s the uniqueness of Uganda’s people that makes the African nation very special. The country is made up of over 56 tribes- each speaking a different dialect and practicing different cultural activities. 


Harvesting Hope

Harvesting Hope

Monday, March 05, 2018

Can you imagine what life would be like if you had 16 children? How would you feed them all or afford to send each of them to school? While this may be difficult to fathom in places like the U.S., families of this size are still common in rural and impoverished areas in Uganda. This is the reality for fathers like Peter. 


Stronger Together: Roger Discovers His Worth

Stronger Together: Roger Discovers His Worth

Monday, June 05, 2017

Lugazi, Uganda – Unstable jobs. Food insecurity. High levels of illiteracy. With so many odds against you, it can be easy to feel hopeless and simply want to give up. These are the thoughts and struggles that continue to trap many people like Roger in extreme poverty in Uganda.
 


Ugandan Church Fights for Girls' Education

Ugandan Church Fights for Girls' Education

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jinja, Uganda – When girls are educated, they are able to pull themselves out of poverty and communities are transformed. Yet, millions of girls around the world are still forced to drop out of school, simply because of their gender.
 


Ally Spotlight: Major League Baseball Wives

Ally Spotlight: Major League Baseball Wives

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – This past July, four wives of Major League Baseball players stepped out of their comfort zones and traveled with Bright Hope to Kenya and Uganda. They spent a week visiting partner churches, building relationships within the community and learning first-hand about interventions that make lasting change. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with each of them and hear about their experiences. 
 


Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Hope in Uganda

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Hope in Uganda

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How can you bring a Muslim family to the Hope of Jesus? Just ask Pastor Patrick of Jinja, Uganda.
 


Pastor Godfrey Mobilizes Community to Get Kids Back in School

Pastor Godfrey Mobilizes Community to Get Kids Back in School

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jinja, Uganda – Pastor Godfrey was troubled by one of the biggest challenges facing his rural island community in Uganda: that children were not attending school because the standard of education was so poor. Without a solid education, these children would be caught in the cycle of poverty that has plagued the community for generations.
 


Orphan to Family Initiative – Seeing the Vulnerable in Uganda

Orphan to Family Initiative – Seeing the Vulnerable in Uganda

Monday, July 27, 2015

Jinja, Mukono, and Luwero, Uganda – In January, Bright Hope launched the Orphan to Family Initiative, a program that empowers the local church to support vulnerable families and their children. From January until June, over 60 church leaders from Jinja, Mukono, and Luwero participated in training that focused on what causes children to become vulnerable, how the Bible calls the church to care for the vulnerable, and the best practices for how to care for orphans and vulnerable children.   


Ebonny Empowered by ABCD Workshop

Ebonny Empowered by ABCD Workshop

Monday, September 01, 2014

When facing extreme poverty year after year, it is easy for a person to believe that anything he or she can give is not substantial enough to actually make a difference in the broader community. This is exactly why Bright Hope brought the Asset Based Community-Driven Development program to Apac, Uganda. 


ABCD Workshop Promotes New Vision for Ugandan Church

ABCD Workshop Promotes New Vision for Ugandan Church

Monday, September 01, 2014

Apac, Uganda—Following the success of its microloan program for the extremely impoverished in Apac, Uganda, Bright Hope implemented the Asset Based Community Driven Development program, or ABCD workshop, on June 11 and 12, 2014.  The ABCD workshop is designed to further a community’s development by helping it discover its strengths, skills, and passions.  The ultimate hope for ABCD workshops is that each community, as well as each individual who participates, will move from a sense of deprivation and helplessness to an understanding that everyone has something to provide for the betterment of the community.  


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.