Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has one of the highest income inequalities in the world. With a history of political unrest, Bolivia has experienced around 200 coups and countercoups, making it difficult to maintain economic and social stability. Poverty is extremely prevalent in urban areas in Bolivia where there is little access to education and economic opportunities.

45%

of the population in Bolivia lives below the poverty line.

80%

of employment in Bolivia is informal. Typical jobs include washing windows, shining shoes and selling items in the local market.

1 in 4

children in Bolivia will not complete high school.

The power of the local church.

Bright Hope partners with local, in-country churches in Bolivia to bring Hope to the extreme poor by empowering them to care for their basic needs as well as their spiritual needs. Through a variety of programs that focus on medical care, care for vulnerable children, education, microenterprise, church resourcing and leadership development, communities in Bolivia are moving out of poverty and towards self-sustainability.

In Bolivia, the local, in-country church is providing:

Your generous gift of any amount will assist the local, in-country church as they bring Hope to the extreme poor in Bolivia.

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Stories of Hope and Transformation

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Leadership Trainings Transform Local Church in Bolivia

Leadership Trainings Transform Local Church in Bolivia

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — Imagine going to church every Sunday to hear a sermon from your pastor who had never attended seminary, studied theology or even read many books of the Bible. How would this make you feel? How do you think this would affect other ministries in your church?
 


#ProjectEmpower is Complete!

#ProjectEmpower is Complete!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia – What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “microenterprise”? You might think of a family receiving a loan to jumpstart their business, or an individual attending job skills training to work towards self-sustainability. But what about an entire church coming together to generate income for their ministries? That’s exactly the model Bright Hope is implementing in Bolivia, and it’s changing how the local church can impact their community. 
 


Ally Spotlight: David Weir and the Valic Group

Ally Spotlight: David Weir and the Valic Group

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — We have all heard of churches sending teams on mission trips and families sponsoring a child, but what about a group of co-workers coming together to support a community in extreme poverty? For David Weir of Zionsville, Indiana, this type of opportunity was exactly what he had been waiting for. 


Hope in Bolivia in 2016

42 Churches

42 Pastor Supported

102 Received Job Training

67 Jobs created

89 Microfinance Recipients

589 School Scholarships

3,840 Received medical care

77,616 meals served

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