CAM launched the SALT Microfinance program in Bangladesh this past summer. Recipients are eager to learn how to better use and save their money. Most of them grew up in poverty and never learned how to save.

One of the biggest challenges the SALT team faces is to keep the program from growing too fast. People are saying, “Please come to our village and start a savings group for us.”

About 43 percent of the people of Bangladesh live on less than $1.25 a day. In tribal areas, girls are commonly married at 14 or 15 years old. Families are large, and parents struggle to provide for their children.

The goal of CAM’s SALT Microfinance Solutions program is to show people in developing countries how they can provide for themselves by using the resources God has placed in their care. Christ-centered teaching is one of the integral parts of the program. As SALT instructors interact with clients in Bangladesh and other countries, they have the opportunity to show them the love of Jesus.