The clinic includes several exam rooms, a dental chairs, a chapel and space for several administrative offices. There is also a large area for minor surgical procedures, in addition to the patients being able to receive free medical and dental care, they also receive medicine without charge. The patients that are able to pay for their visit are charged the equivalent of $5.00.
From a pool of seed money, this program is self-sustaining and, as the loans are repaid, the capital and interest become available for the next round of entrepreneurs. Also, part of the interest is set aside in a savings account for the borrower so that, at the end of 3 loan cycles, the borrower will have saved the full amount of the loan and can become self-sufficient.
Another primary focus of Salt and Light is education for the children in the lake area. Probably the most important program that we offer as a ministry, second to evangelism, is education of the children. Our goal is to provide students with the necessary items to attend school. We want them to receive an education that will enable them to broaden their horizons and raise their standard of living.
Over the last twelve years, our churches from the United States have built houses for over 200 families. Most of these homes are for widows who have no source of income. Each village that we serve has a committee that determines which family meets the criteria for a new home.The houses that are built have either two or three bedrooms depending on the number of persons in the family.
Our ministry in Honduras known as Ministerio Sal y Luz, is a Christian non-denominational organization which works to deliver the gospel of Jesus Christ by being the salt and the light of the world. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people in the rural areas of Honduras. Ministerio Sal y Luz began its work in January, 2002 and is legally incorporated in the country of Honduras. From the central location in the Yojoa Lake area, we strive to improve the quality of life for the Honduran people. Ministry Sal y Luz works in partnership with the Salt and Light Ministry Foundation, based in Jackson, Mississippi which is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation registered with the Secretary of State’s Office in Mississippi.
Give a Student an opportunity to have a good education, sponsor today
In partnership with Mississippi College our staff is giving financial education to the members of our micro credit program. After this training they will have the knowledge and tools to improve the financial health of their ventures and grow. We give thanks to Professor John Brandon, PhD Sara Kimell and theirs students for develop the Read more about Financial education for entrepreneurs[…]
After the shutdown of the country we had the first two mission teams in two years. First a group of youth of The Happening of Mississippi came to the lake area to help to clean a school and prepare everything for the next team, members of St. Marks and Madison UMC came to develop medical Read more about Teams in Honduras June 2021[…]
A mission team from Oxford Mississippi plans to serve during the week of July 22 to July 29 in the community of El Ocote, Santa Bárbara. They will be building a house for a poor family, will be doing VBS, distribution of food to the family and evangelism. We are looking forward to serve together Read more about Grace Bible Church[…]