Banner and his family, like many others in Nigeria, suffered extreme hardship at the hands of Boko Haram. The terrorist group killed Banner’s father and captured his mother and three siblings.

The captured family members managed to escape after several weeks and were joyfully reunited with their loved ones. But it was only a matter of time before they were attacked again. Banner, along with his mother and five brothers, escaped to another village.

Without a father to provide for him, Banner found a safe home at an orphanage in Jos, Nigeria. At the orphanage, he has the opportunity to learn a useful trade at SALT vocational classes. For Banner and the other students, life is a challenge. Many of their family members were killed in recent years during the Boko Haram violence. Today, many are left with no relatives or community to teach them skills and guide them through early adulthood.

At the vocational classes, Banner learned the skill of shoe making and repair. Knowing how to do something that could provide an income motivates him. “I want to start my shoe making business so I can take care of my mother,” Banner says.

As the students learn lifelong skills, they are also taught from God’s Word. Only eternity will reveal the impact this teaching has on these youth who have endured so much hardship. In a country familiar with violence, we pray that their zeal for learning will shine God’s light to their families and communities.


To help support the SALT Microfinance Solutions program, please click below to give a one-time gift or start a monthly sponsorship.

One-time Donation

Monthly Sponsorship

YES, I would like to give monthly gifts to fund microloans, savings groups, agricultural programs, and Christ-centered teaching.


Other Related Stories

Venezuela Economic Crisis

Venezuela Economic Crisis

The Venezuela economic crisis continues, as refugees stream across the border into Colombia in search of a better future. Due to inflation, Venezuelan money has almost no purchasing power. CAM is taking this opportunity to show the love of Jesus by providing hot meals...
Read more..
Briefs, Adult Briefs

Disposable Adult Briefs

Adult briefs are critically needed almost everywhere in the world that CAM works. Each year, we could use more than one million adult disposable briefs for needy people or homes that care for the elderly, paralyzed, or handicapped. Adult briefs are vital in easing the...
Read more..