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:
HOPE FOR TODAY
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.
HOPE FOR TOMORROW
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.
HOPE FOR TODAY
Marycruz. Meshach. Ben. Hertzley. Mukisa. They’re just names to you now, but get to know them and you’ll see glimpses of what it’s like for them growing up in a developing nation, the challenges they face and the goals they reach for.
Five stories, five countries. These youths aren’t just part of a statistic—5 of the 387 million children living in poverty—they’re real people with likes and dislikes, hopes and dreams.
They have different backgrounds and life stories, but they all have something in common: they have experienced the love of Christ in tangible ways. You’ll see how you—by partnering with Bright Hope—are creating brighter futures for each of them…and thousands more just like them.