Partner: Special Action for Life Transformation (SALT)
Partner Since: 2015
Current Number of Clients Being Served: Around 150
2020 GDP per Capita (Nominal): $303 (<1% of USA)
SALT had planned to start SIMPAP (Single Mother’s Poverty Alleviation Program), a South Sudanese microfinance program owned and managed by South Sudanese focused on empowering single mothers. Then came the current civil war. Rather than giving up, the SALT Board (most of them now refugees as well) started a vocational training program for the very single mothers who were now refugees in northern Uganda. They have started with training in tailoring and beadwork so that the single mothers can generate much-needed income for their children. Beyond the training, SALT offers emotional and spiritual support as well. Now they are even able to offer micro-loans. With the prayed-for return of peace, SALT is extending their programs back in Morobo County of South Sudan while continuing to stand with these single mother refugees who remain in northern Uganda. PEER Servants is currently partnering with SALT in both South Sudan and Uganda.