Bolivia's poor are getting sick and have nowhere to go!
The world’s poorest people have limited access to health services and medicine, especially in rural areas. And Bolivian hospitals
have surpassed their capacity to treat and hospitalize the sick.
Though medical assistance is paid for by the government for children under the age of five and the elderly, children 6-18 years old receive few benefits-often
missing routine medical exams and enduring symptoms which are left untreated. And adults typically do not see a doctor until
they are very ill for fear of expensive medical bills.
The extreme poor in Bolivia need your help! With support from Bright Hope Allies like you, the community members who need it most will receive crucial medicine and medical care.
“We have been doing these medical campaigns for three years and have seen many fruits,” said Pastor Cristian Calvi from El Alto.
In the last campaign, 6,335 people benefited from free medical check-ups, medicines and hearing about Jesus.
“At the beginning, there was a lot of disbelief that it is for free,” said Pastor Santiago from Llallagua. “And once people understand it is free, they start rejoicing.”
“Now people came to the doctors more easily,” said Nancy Santivañez Tapia, Head of the Nursing Department in Llallagua.
“They don't wait for an emergency to happen, but they came and some of them are already asking when is going to be the next clinic.”
You can help make a clinic a reality for Bolivians who might not otherwise get a chance to see a doctor or get the medicines they need.
“After the [last] medical campaigns…there were some medicines left, so we decide to go farther and we went to two small
towns, which has little primary schools,” said Pastor Santiago.
“And in those places people were very, very excited. Some of them, they even cried and they expect us to go there again.”
At the clinics held last year, every child in primary and high school received anti-parasite treatment 11,000 in total. Despite
having a polluted water supply, the children were free of parasites for at least eight months having access to this medication.
Students also participated in a training called “Clean Life, Healthy Life” where they learned how to manage garbage and received
basic hygiene tips.
This summer, Bright Hope is aiming to offer campaigns in four areas, reaching three new places. We need your support to make that possible!
Your gift of $20 will help spread the word about these clinics through flyers and local networks.
Your gift of $50 will provide about $500 towards medications to treat infections, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies,
arthritis, and many other ailments commonly seen in every community we serve. These medicines can make a huge impact.
Your gift of $75 will sponsor a half hour doctor's visit where patients can get medical attention and hear the
Can you imagine a church service without any instruments at all?
For most of us, that answer is no; yet this is the reality for some of our partner churches in northern Haiti.
Not only is music a common and effective tool for worship, but music can also be a resource that draws people into the church –
and keeps them coming!
In Haiti, Pastor Fritz has a strong passion for worship and youth ministry. He has noticed that many young people leave the church
because they don't have a music program. He says, "By failing to identify and provide support for children and youth with musical
talent we are losing these kids as they have to seek out secular programs to hone their God-given music skills."
Pastor Fritz was given his first instrument and music lessons by a missionary and looked forward to coming to church, playing with
the choir, and being very involved in ministry through music. Now he would like to help birth a new era of worship among the
youth in his church.
Today YOU can be like the missionary who gave Pastor Fritz his first music opportunity when you make a donation to support church and youth music in a partner church in Haiti.
This summer, Pastor Fritz's church is hosting a music camp for 50 children and young adults. They want to encourage worship and
musical talent in their church community but don’t have the instruments. We need YOUR help!
Your gift could be instrumental in encouraging and inspiring a young person.
A basic music kit for elementary kids costs only $15.00!
A used guitar can cost only $125.
A used drum set can cost $200.
A donation of any size can make a dramatic impact!
Your gift this month will help make this goal possible and will bring a chorus of praise to God from children and young adults
in Haiti. Thank you for considering how you can make a difference!