PROJECTS

 

Since 1820, the mission of the Bible Society of South Africa has remained the provision of affordable Bibles for everyone in their own language and in suitable formats so that all may experience the life-giving message of the Word. Through supporting our projects you can help to ensure that our work will continue.

 

LANDING ENG

Project Manna enables the Bible Society of South Africa to provide the Word of God through its various projects.   
 
The Read and Learn projects are Section 18A approved. Businesses, organisations and trusts who contribute to these projects can deduct such contributions from their taxable income.
   READ MORE

 

Bibles for the poor

  

Poor top

 
Objective

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

 
Background
  • Approximately 55,5% South Africans live in poverty.
  • The food poverty line is R585 per persoon per maand. 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).
  • The unemployment rate rose to 32.5 in the fourth quarter of 2020, the highest unemployment rate since quarterly figures made available since 2008.
  • 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, 26 597 people who were unable to afford a Bible of their own, received one in 2020.
 
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.

 

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

* Please use reference code: 1504

CARD PAYMENT

  •   
  •   
Please hold...
You will soon be redirected to the PayGate DPO's secure payment page.

SNAPSCAN

 

Bibles for prisoners

  

Prison top

 
Objective

The purpose of this project is to provide Bibles to prisoners free of charge. This is done through the Directorate of Spiritual Care of the Department of Correctional Services and other approved organisations who have access to the prisoners.

 

Background
  • There are 233 prisons in South Africa where approximately 154 450 prisoners are housed. These prisons are often places without hope.
  • Problems are the order of the day:
        -   Overcrowding causes serious crises in the prisons, there are only 120 567 beds available.
        -   Infectious diseases are common, among other things, HIV/Aids.
        -   Violations of human rights also occur, for example violence by and against prisoners.
  • The Bible brings hope and therefore the Bible Society allocates funds for free Bibles for prisoners annually.
  • The Directorate of Spiritual Care of the Department of Correctional Services manages the distribution of these Bibles that become the property of the prisoners.
  • Starting this year, part of the Bible Society’s donation will be made available to organisations like Kairos Prison Ministries and World Hope Ministries. Prisoners will receive Bibles at the completion of courses offered by these organisations.
  • In 2020, 4 888 prisoners received a Bible of their own thanks to this Bible Society project.

 

Expected impact
  • The Bible brings comfort and hope to those who have been deprived of their freedom.
  • The Bible can make a contribution in the rehabilitation process and encourage prisoners to live crime free after serving their sentences.

 

How can you help?

Every R100 received will help to make Bibles available to prisoners.


Make a difference. Be a sower of hope.

 

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

* Please use reference code: 1504

CARD PAYMENT

  •   
  •   
Please hold...
You will soon be redirected to the PayGate DPO's secure payment page.

SNAPSCAN

 

Bibles for the poor projectMANNA POOR

  

The project provides Bibles free of charge to those who cannot afford a Bible of their own. The power of the Gospel not only provides comfort to those who struggle to make ends meet on a daily basis but can change their hearts and help them to break free from the cycle of poverty.

 

Every donation of R100 we receive enables us to distribute one Bible.

 

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. Luke 4:18

 

 

 

 

 

Ways to give:

 

DIRECT PAYMENT
Bank: ABSA
Account number: 260 208 950
Branch Code: 632005

* Please use reference code: 1505

CARD PAYMENT

  •   
  •   
Please hold...
You will soon be redirected to the PayGate DPO's secure payment page.

SNAPSCAN