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Bright Hope International

Rating: 4.6 stars   5 reviews 1,156

Address:

2060 Stonington Ave Hoffman Estates IL 60169 USA

Mission:

To bring hope to those living on less than $1 a day. Spreading the gospel of jesus christ through indigenous churches to meet the spiritual, physical, and economic needs of the world's poor.

Programs:

Hope for today refers to projects that meet the basic needs of the community. These projects include feeding programs, clean water initiatives, care for orphans and vulnerable children, medical assistance, and crisis and disaster response. In fiscal year 2014, bright hope provided 1,098,058 meals, 5,716 people received clean water, and 34,788 people received medical services.

hope for tomorrow refers to projects that move people toward self-reliance and sustainability. This includes projects focused on church training, microenterprise, job creation programs, educational support, and human trafficking rescue and rehabilitation. In fiscal year 2014, microloans were provided to 730 families. Also, 690 people received job skills training and 314 new jobs were created. 1,627 students received scholarships for education.

hope for eternity projects provide the community with opportunities for spiritual growth and a deeper relationship with jesus christ. These projects include pastor and leadership training, evangelism and discipleship, and bible distribution. In fiscal year 2014, 705 pastors were trained.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bright Hope keeps me engaged in helping the poorest of the poor by bringing refreshing new approaches to how can I more broadly think about and respond to this most desperate of situations!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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I'm on staff with a church that has used Bright Hope International to facilitate our relationship with a school project in Mathare Kenya. I have been so impressed with Bright Hope, and how they have facilitated real connection between us--we have had several visits with our partners, and we have collaborated on projects that have had major impact toward making their school self-sustainable in a region that is so poverty-stricken it would seem impossible. But together, we are doing it! If you want your dollar to go far, and to help lift people from poverty, I suggest BHI.

 
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5 years ago our church decided to step up our involvement with the poorest of the poor. After interviewing several organizations, we selected BHI to help us facilitate a partnership with Outreach Community Church in Kenya. From day 1 our experience with BHI has been EXCELLENT! Craig is a phenomenal leader with a fantastic vision for serving the poor. The staff and those on the ground in Kenya were consistently phenomenal. I could not give a stronger recommendation.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I appreciate that very little of my donation is used for overhead, but I know from seeing first hand that my money is going to help the really poor people of the world. I know the founder and the current president of Bright Hope and know of their personal committment to helping those who can not help themselves.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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I've been a Bright Hope volunteer and donor for over 10 years. I've been heavily involved in planning several large events with BH staff and other volunteers. I've spent many hours volunteering in their warehouse and loading cargo containers. I've traveled with Bright Hope's president CH Dyer to two of their projects in Haiti and India. One of my close friends has worked at BH for almost 10 years. Through all my serving at BH, I know most of the staff. All this to say that I am quite familiar with BH's operations and I am VERY confident in their wise stewardship of the funds donated to them! They see all those funds as gifts from the Lord to be used for His kingdom and that He will hold them accountable for how they're used. BH is very careful, thoughtful and prayerful in choosing ministry partners and projects. A significant portion of all my charitable giving goes to Bright Hope and I'm very happy about that!

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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