Bible Society of South Africa

Bibles for the poor

14,230.00 ZAR of 100,000.00 ZAR Project Target raised so far, with 9 Activists helping out

It is the task of the Bible Society of South Africa to make the Bible available to all South Africans. With this project the Bible Society want to ensure that even those who cannot afford a Bible are not excluded from the message of the Word of God.

In South Africa there are millions of people who fall in a low income group (some sources indicate that as many as 50% of the South African population are living on or below the breadline).

According to Statistics South-Africa, there are now approximately 14 million unemployed South Africans. Due to the severe recession some 870 000 had lost their jobs in 2009 alone. Add to that other social problems which prevent people from earning enough to support their families; HIV/Aids, crime, alcohol and drugs, and the picture grows considerably darker.

Whatever the reason, it is a fact that many people in our country can only dream of owning their own Bible.

By donating to this project you are helping the Bible Society to make free Bibles available in a responsible manner to those who cannot otherwise afford one.

6 May 2010 - Project Leader: Mims Turley