Bibles for the poor


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To make Bibles available free of charge in a responsible manner to those who are unable to afford it.


  • According to Stats SA, 30 million South Africans live in poverty.
  • The food poverty line is R561 per person per month. This refers to the amount of money that an individual will need in order to afford the minimum required daily energy intake.
  • The median wage in South Africa is R3 300. It supports 3,5 people (R930 per person or R30 per person per day).
  • According to the latest figures, 29,1% of the economically active population of South Africa is unemployed.
  • The Bible brings hope, but many people cannot afford a Bible of their own. On a daily basis requests pour into our Bible Houses from people who would love to receive a Bible of their own or from churches that would like to help the poor.
  • A strategy is in place to ensure that the Bible reaches the right people.
  • Thanks to this project, 21 135 people who were unable to afford a Bible of their own, received one in 2019.


Expected impact
  • The Bible is placed in the hands of people who desperately need it, but who are unable to afford it.
  • The power of the Living Word will bring comfort and hope to people who sometimes feel that they have been rejected and forgotten by society.


How can you help?

Every R100 received will help to make Bibles available to the poor.

Make a difference. Be a sower of hope.


Bank: ABSA
Account number: 260 208 950
Branch Code: 632-005

* Please use reference code: 1505


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