The Neat Company is working this year to provide support to the Haiti SALT Microfinance program. SALT is an acronym for Shared Accountability, Lending, and Teaching. This CAM program reaches out to impoverished people through microloans, savings groups, and agricultural programs. The SALT microfinance program focuses on teaching essential business principles, such as budgeting, saving and business planning.
This program reaches out to people in material poverty through microloans, savings groups, agricultural programs, and Christ-centered teaching. The goal of the SALT Program is to walk alongside clients, helping them use the resources God has placed in their care and teaching them the importance of following Jesus in everyday life. As clients develop small business enterprises, they often find that their increased income enables them to afford regular meals, improve their housing, and provide a good education for their children. As their businesses expand, the effects spread beyond their families into the local economy, as they learn to be contributors in their communities and churches.
The Neat Company works extensively in the QuickBooks ProAdvisor community. Neat learned of the SALT opportunity and their need for equipment in the field through its relationship with one of ProAdvisors working with SALT.
Neat has donated Software licenses along with bundled scanners. They became aware of the program through it’s relationship with Caleb Jenkins, a noted QuickBooks ProAdvisor who’s working with SALT in Haiti. Caleb is a staff accountant at RLJ Financial Services in Ceres, Calif., and has been working with Christian Aid Ministries to set up QuickBooks for its SALT Microfinance Solutions program in Haiti. On his work with the SALT Program; “We primarily teach the loan officers [and] hold meetings with the people getting the loans. Then they go out to teach the clients of the programs,” says Jenkins. “I really enjoy that part of it—just being able to pass on any intellectual capital that we have to them and basically helping them with their businesses.”
The equipment and software donated by Neat will be used in the field by individuals participating in the SALT program. Said NEAT President, Michael Crincoli, “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to participate in the program as we have always taken the opportunity to give back to communities in need when possible. We know Caleb and his group will put it to great use”.
To learn more about the SALT program and how you may contribute Click Here.