Before joining a savings group, Isaac did not save money. But as he invested in the SALT savings group, he was able to buy a cow.
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The hand-to-mouth mindset and widespread poverty in this city make it difficult for many people to even think of saving money for the future.
Occupational training for youth is especially needed. Many people in our world have not grown up learning trades and skills.
Across the globe chronic poverty is more than lack of food or shelter. The solution to this poverty is opportunity and changed mindsets.
The increased harvest of these beans helped Laurent pay for education. Today one of his children is an engineer and another is an agronomist.
Charan is a mason and did most of the work on their house brick by brick. Unfortunately, two bedrooms remain unfinished.
Despite adequate resources, farmers often lack the knowledge and training for reviving fields to raise crops to provide for their families.
Aahan is not a member of the savings group, but the teaching his family received from the savings group helped them to expand a business.
Mohsina is a member of a SALT savings group in Bangladesh. Mohsina and her husband Abdus dreamed of someday owning a tea shop in Bangladesh.
“I must say that it is because of what we have learned from the Bible that has pushed us to do what is honorable in the eyes of the Lord.”
SALT is starting savings groups in a village of refugees who fled their homes. These refugees are part of the Mro people ethnic group.
We hope this teaching will be transferred to the next generation and will help break the vicious cycle of poverty in Nigeria.
Because they were our neighbors and Mr. Namwanja was a leader in the community, we enrolled Allan as the sixth member of the class of 2019.
At the SALT savings group meetings, I got good advice on how to prepare a business and how to save money.
Valera in Ukraine longed for a job close to home. His only good option was to do construction work two hours from home, remodeling homes.