Agricultural Practices

Exposing communities to proper agricultural practices is key in meeting the economic and food needs of the extreme poor. Using eco-friendly practices, Bright Hope works to achieve long-term solutions to hunger and poverty with agriculture initiatives like greenhouses, produce and livestock farms, fisheries, and farm co-ops. Along with helping churches provide their communities with seeds, crops, tools and equipment, Bright Hope also provides training in farming, irrigation, and the proper use of farming equipment.

2x

Growth in the agriculture sector is twice as effective in reducing poverty than growth in other economic sectors.

86%

of rural populations rely on agriculture as a source of livelihoods, providing jobs for 1.3 billion single family farms and landless workers.

150 million

people would no longer be hungry if women farmers had the same resources as men.

“The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.”


- Psalm 85:12

Bright Hope believes in working with the local, in-country church in programs focused on agriculture. Agriculture has the two-pronged benefit of moving the community towards a higher level of food security while also allowing families to have a steady income.

Your generous gift of any amount can help those living on less than $1 a day to have Hope for Tomorrow as they strive to feed and provide for their families.

 

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Project Update: Hydroponics

Project Update: Hydroponics

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Oruro, Bolivia - Pastor Cleto is known for his green thumb and innovative ideas. At his church, you won’t just find places to pray and worship and learn about Jesus. You’ll also find a greenhouse, solar ovens and a welding workshop, all which serve as ministries to support families and vulnerable children in his community.  


Cleto

Pastor Cleto's Greenhouse Feeds Kids in After-School Program

Monday, December 14, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia — A third grade dropout and orphaned at just 12 years old, Cleto never thought he would become a pastor. At 17, he married his wife Julia, and together they had nine children while he spent more than 20 years working on the railroad in the countryside of Bolivia.  


Pedro Finds God in a Potato Field

Pedro Finds God in a Potato Field

Friday, September 04, 2015

Santiago, Chile — Pedro lives in an indigenous Mapuche community high in the Andes Mountains of southern Chile. A short growing season and poor soil have led to increasing scarcity of food and declining nutrition. Like many Mapuche, Pedro was struggling to survive. There was barely enough income to put food on the table, and rarely any left over.