For a number of years, the James 1:27 Trust has been administering our finances, supporting us in this incredibly empowering way. We believe that we now have the capacity to do this ourselves and so we have begun the process of transferring all of the registrations etc to our own systems. We have therefore opened a new bank account. Below are our new bank account details:
Account name: Neighbours NPO
Bank: Mercantile Bank
Account Number: 105 079 7388
Branch Code: 450105
Swift Code: LISAJJZA
Branch Address: 142 West Street, Merchantile Lisborn House, 4th floor, Sandton.
We have also listed with GivenGain so that our debit order systems can now be transferred to them and they will administer our monthly debit orders. If you would like to continue to support us, we encourage you to use the new bank account and this new debit order system.
We do intend to continue to partner with James 1:27 Trust in advancing the causes of justice in our city and around the world. We believe that the friendships we formed with and through them will be lifelong. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all their support, integrity, kindness, and commitment that they have shown us through the years, often charging us very little to administer our finances. We really do commend them and encourage any of our givers looking for somewhere else to give towards, to consider supporting this worthy initiative.
To support the James127 Trust, please click the button below:
The Covid-19 pandemic has not only been challenging people with their health but also, the economic consequences have been quite severe. On the very first day of the lockdown, we said "today is the rainy day". This is the day we have all saved up for. For many people the pandemic became incredibly frightening as we saw unemployment rise and hard choices needed to be made to keep safe and housed and fed.
We saw the scourge of poverty impact directly on many of the people that we care for and love. As a result of this, we as neighbours have responded by putting those who have needs in touch with those who have resources and create linkages between the two whilst trying to remove ourselves from being in the middle. We have rather sought to be those who facilitate relational connections to one another.
We would like to thank all of those you have given so generously and those who have reached out in humility and offered to help. Just this last month we had some of the people that we assisted at the beginning of the lockdown who have now gotten on their feet begin to give to others who are now in need. What a beautiful expression of what community can look like.
There are also some people, especially those from outside of the country who wanted to give through Neighbours and we have tried to facilitate this. Thank you again to everybody who keeps on giving and we wish every one who has been though this difficult time with us the very best. lets keep staying connected and practicing neighbourliness.
Gugulethu has graduated from the African leadership Academy and obtained great results for her A levels. She was fortunate to receive a full scholarship that will cover her tuition, boarding, an annual return flight home, and a laptop to study for a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science in Mauritius at the prestigeous African Leadership College starting in January 2021.
She is currently living with the Branken family and is working on an internship with Neighbours and also her visa application to Mauritius.
She certainly is an inspiration to us all and we are extremely proud of her achievements!
If you would like to support Gugu with her needs at ALU, you can do so by emailing Nigel Branken and we will send you the details.