The Lord said, “What is that in your hand?”

God is doing amazing things here in Uganda through the SALT savings program. We are just getting started with our first group, but we wanted to give you a quick update.

This group meets at a disability center in the town of Jinja. It is composed of 20 disabled people, mostly older. The local government gave an old building to these individuals for housing, but they still struggle to provide a living to meet needs for themselves and their families.

We have been walking along side some of the individuals in this group for a couple years now and have been blessed along the way. We started the savings group about 7 weeks ago and they have just given out their first loans! These loans are meant to help recipients with their current business, start a business, or other needs they may have. 

One of the exciting parts of the SALT savings program is the members are saving and lending from their own money! No outside money comes into the group for savings or loans. Our goal is to identify the resources in their hands and provide training to empower them.

The members of this group are from many different walks of life and religion. They have committed to meeting weekly for the next 12 months, so it is an opportunity for brother Joseph (SALT facilitator) to regularly share the truth of God’s word and identify persons of peace for the Gospel of the Kingdom.

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The savings group during the time of teaching. Every week there is a business lesson and a bible devotional
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Brother Joseph (the SALT facilitator) recording weekly savings
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James is using his loan to buy charcoal in bulk for resale. Many people in Uganda cook outside with charcoal
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Mary cooks pancakes and sells them to support herself. She is hoping to buy a larger quantity of ingredients to prepare more pancakes to sell

 

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