Africa is an ethnically diverse mix of varying cultures, tribes, religions, beliefs and challenges.

HIV/Aids, refugees fleeing violence, food and water shortages, subsistence living are just a few of the challenges that people in Africa face every day.

A 'one size fits all' response is not appropriate.

What is needed is a carefully matched, culturally relevant, holistic approach to the various needs of church leaders, pastors and their congregations.  


  • For some survival, even at subsistence level, is the priority and this must be addressed alongside spiritual nourishment
  • Christian / Muslim tensions
  • Tribal and traditional influences
  • Corruption is endemic in some areas
  • Those we seek to help often lack education, are isolated and have little local support


  • English is widely spoken negating the need for more extensive translation projects
  • The UK has historical links with Africa so needs can be easily communicated and clearly understood
  • Sovereign World Trust is well known across the continent so requests are frequent and increasing


  • 70% of our work takes place in  Africa
  • We partner with other Christian organisations to provide a holistic approach
  • Shared use of containers offers economies
  • We continue to progress our Swahili translation programme 
  • Continued strengthening of our relationship with the Anglican Church of Tanzania


We are currently working to achieve a number of goals on the African continent. These include:

  • The expansion of Sovereign World Trust libraries in Malawi
  • Distribution of Swahili resources in Tanzania and East Africa
  • Continued support for pastors and libraries which have flourished with the injection of Biblical teaching materials
  • Strengthening of partnerships with those who personally deliver books to pastors, libraries and conferences

Find out more about what we do


Sovereign World Trust

Sovereign World Trust
P.O.Box 777
Kent TN11 0ZS
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We are a UK registered charity, No 1198177



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