Bibles for the poor
One of the definitions of “poor” according to the dictionary is, “not being able to provide for your basic needs”. Immediately one thinks about material things, food and clothing, but it definitely also includes the Bible.
Our country, with approximately 58 million people is among the top 20 countries in the world with the highest rates of unemployment. According to the latest available statistics, approximately 29% of the economically active population of South Africa is unemployed. These people are unable to provide for their basic needs. If you fight simply to survive, to keep a roof over your head and food on the table, then a Bible of your own is not high on your list of priorities.
And yet, the Bible contains the message of hope, true hope. The Bible can help people to realise that God loves them and has not forgotten them. With its project, Bibles for the poor, the Bible Society would like to help to place the Bible in the hands of people like that. Nobody who would like to own a Bible should be excluded.
people who have found themselves on the street and are not sure where their next meal will come from every day
- more funds so that more people who are unable to afford a Bible will be able to receive one.