The vision of the savings program is first to help people think in a positive way about themselves, their families and their lives. We help them understand their value in Jesus Christ and help them use their God given talents and abilities to work and provide for themselves and their families. We do this by providing teaching, accountability, business mentoring and small loans to help them physically and spiritually.
We are not waiting for people to do for us what we can do ourselves. Then God will provide a way to do for us what we cannot do.
Savings Group History:
We started in August of 2018 and by November 2018 we had 2,008 members. At that point we had to stop adding people because of economical problems even though many people keep asking for a chance to be in the program. The people who help in the program get a little bit of money to help with transportation but we don’t have the resources to pay wages. Some even work as volunteers and don’t get anything.
A lot of people like to help with projects they can see as in building a church, a home for a needy family, etc and that is certainly needed but with the savings program we want to focus on the long term and help people help themselves. It’s a program that Haiti needs badly in the face of the worst economical crisis in its history.
A group of Haitians gathered together and bought a moto for our savings program. It cost about $1,000. The man we bought if for is a teacher for our program. He lives in a town about 4 hours, driving on a moto, from here. He will use the moto to travel to different areas to teach people, put the savings program in place and mentor groups. Without that, he cannot do his job. The money we receive from Deed And Truth Ministries we plan to use to pay wages to our teachers.