Microenterprise & Job Training

Bright Hope's job creation initiatives empower the extreme poor and move them towards self-sustainability using microloans, savings programs, development of local farms and businesses, and job training. Microenterprise opportunities are a long term solution for bringing economic Hope to the extreme poor.

1.2 billion

adults in developing countries say they would use their savings in case of an emergency.

$100

can be enough to launch a small business in a developing country that could help the benefactor lift themselves and their family out of poverty.

2 billion

people in developing countries do not have a bank account.

“Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve.”


- 1 Peter 5:2

Bright Hope’s approach to microfinance is to partner with the local, in-country church to not only provide funding, but also to provide training and accountability.

Your generous gift of any amount will help bring Hope for Tomorrow through our local church partners around the world.

 

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1,302Microfinance Recipients

285Received
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#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. 
 


Bolivian Church Has Big Plans for Using Their #ProjectEmpower #GivingTuesday Funds

Bolivian Church Has Big Plans for Using Their #ProjectEmpower #GivingTuesday Funds

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — In December of last year, our incredible allies proved that #GivingTuesday really could be just as big as Black Friday and Cyber Monday by surpassing our fundraising goal and raising over $11,000 in less than 12 hours!
 


No More Dependency: Local Church Bakery Supports Given Lungu's Education in Zambia

No More Dependency: Local Church Bakery Supports Given Lungu's Education in Zambia

Monday, May 23, 2016

Samfya, Zambia – Given Lungu grew up in a small fishing village just south of Samfya, Zambia. At the age of 18 she married and had a son. Life seemed to be off to a good start. However, within a few years of their marriage, things took a dark turn.