Our Most Urgent Needs

The communities Bright Hope serves are in a vicious cycle of poverty and crisis. We believe we need to avoid creating dependency and empower people to lift themselves out of physical, economic and spiritual poverty. We are asking you, our Allies in this fight against extreme poverty, to support our most urgent program needs to empower the poor for today, tomorrow and eternally. 


Here are three very important programs in great need of help.

Our Current Urgent Needs:

*Please read our Bright Hope Promise for more on how your donations are used.


Nearly 200,000 people are in urgent need of food in Turkana County, a region in northern Kenya where Bright Hope works. The people are suffering from a devastating drought. One local resident made this chilling, tragic statement to us:

“I just want to tell you the truth—you have also witnessed with your own eyes—you have seen the graves of the people who died due to hunger.”

Across half of the nation’s counties, it’s estimated that 1.1 million Kenyans do not have enough food.

At Bright Hope, we believe God asks us to respond with all our might when our partner churches in remote villages have a crisis on their hands and lives are at stake.


Shafiq was on the verge of giving up. Living in central Uganda with 14 children to support plus his wife, he felt overwhelmed and wondered how he could possibly afford to feed his children and keep them in school.

Their land was too small to grow enough crops both for food and profit. And without an alternative source of income, the family struggled financially. He and his wife worried about not having enough to feed their large family and felt uneasy about their children’s future.

Then received ten chickens from Bright Hope’s partner church in Bugubo. In about a month, they began laying eggs and multiplying. Several months later, he was able to sell 20 chickens for additional profit.


Twenty-four-year-old Lillian had a difficult childhood. She grew up in the Huruma slums near Nairobi with her four siblings. They would walk to school each day by 6 am, being careful to avoid a dangerous local gang which would terrorize the streets and extort money off people.


Living in a 10×10-foot, single-roomed house with no restroom, she only had access to a public toilet with a fee per use. And by the age of ten she helped with tending to her younger siblings and cooking and cleaning late into the night, leaving little time for homework.


Lillian enjoyed school and dreamed of a day where she could focus more on her studies. Then, years later, this dream came true when she received a Bright Hope scholarship.