About Us

Christian leaders from Business, Welfare, Government and Churches from the Paarl Valley (Wellington to Franschhoek) are uniting to see our valley change into a Valley of Abundance for all by 2017. We believe this to be a model for the rest of South Africa and Africa and even a vehicle to realize the revival God promised! 200 NPO's linked with 2000 Businesses creating 20 000 jobs and having 200 000 people in foundational groups!



In May 2014 our project team leader Johan Duraan was coaching Valcare Trust as part of his pro bono commitment. During this process, he realised that businesses were concerned by just giving money and other resources to welfare organisations, not knowing how and where it is getting spent.

Upon closer investigation, it was realised that there are approximately 2000 businesses in the Paarl Valley and about 200 welfare agencies, that were listed with Valcare Trust. They discovered that these Welfare organisations' annual shortfall was ± R50m and also identified ± 20 000 jobless people in the valley.

The conclusion was that solutions for these needs could:
  • a) If every business could give R2500 per month, there will be no shortfall while budgeting for the needs in Welfare for the Valley.
  • b) And if every business could employ 10 more people over a period of time, we would have no more unemployed.
All of this can be achieved, through building bridges between people and different communities, educating and mentoring people in need, giving the unemployed work and an opportunity to a better future, feeding the hungry and looking after the elderly.

Project 17: Valley of Abundance was born from the belief that there is enough in this valley for everyone. This project is not about money or creating jobs, but rather about being willing to be used by God to heal our land through relationships and mentorships, caring for people, opening up doors for bringing the Gospel of life to people because we really believe only God can supply in all our needs.

Our Vision (What do we want to achieve?)

To have a valley of abundance in all areas of life for all!


Our Mission (How will we achieve this?)

We are building a model for revival and lasting transformation that can beduplicated through South Africa, Africa and the rest of the wold.


Our Values (What will guide us?)

Love, Prayer, Discipleship, Respect for all, Honesty, Unity, Transparency, Abundance,Commitment, No Discrimination, Faith, Connect, Community and Hope

Our Goals

We have 3 main goals we are focusing on, and 4 major role players:


We have categorised Welfare organizations into 3 levels of compliance: Level 1 being the basic level, where a welfare organization has very little in place, to a Level 3-organization, where they have all in place from being a registered organisation to having a budget.

  • Our main focus for 2015 will be to partner Businesses and Welfare organisations through a mentorship programme.
  • Our main focus for 2016 will be to facilitate the creation of jobs and small business enterprises.
  • Discipleship will be one of the key focuses throughout the project.

Our Partners

In order to achieve our goals, we have partnered with two important organisations to help us facilitate this process. We work in close collaboration with Nation Builder (Mergon Group) and Valcare Trust who play a vital role in the process and execution of this project. Other companies and organisations that have also been instrumental in our overall success are:


Drakenstein Municipality,

Muthobi, Topwatch, Nibble Bits,

BEP, Shatterfix, Vends,

CSI Online, & Boland Pest Control.

Get Involved

If you would like to be part of this project, please contact any of the team members or send an email to admin@valleyofabundance.co.za .You can also visit any of our quarterly information and network events.

If you read this and you are not even a follower of Jesus, but want to get involved because you want to start doing something, please contact us!

Our values are that of love for all and no discrimination. Although our team members are driven and motivated by their love and commitment to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, anybody is welcome to be part of this project.

If you have ideas to assist us, or just want to get involved in any way, please also contact us!

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20 January 2017
We are all part of a nation, filled with 3.7 million orphans, of which 150 000 are believed to be living in child-headed households. The majority of these orphans in our country is born into circumstances in which their caretakers struggle to find and keep a job, and then often can’t provide for the child’s most basic needs, such as food and shelter.
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Building Where Faith Grows

05 December 2016
Every day we find ourselves fighting injustice and being confronted with the fruit of previous mistakes. Are we building a new future though? Are we so busy fighting that our future is busy crumbling?
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A Harvest that is plentiful

05 November 2016
I easily spotted Nozuko in the restaurant, talking on her cellphone and giggling whilst drinking a large strawberry milkshake. She had the warmest smile and I immediately felt comfortable in her presence. Little did I know that this was such an important part of who she is and this was her key to reach the untouchable.
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It's the doing that counts

16 October 2016
We all live in the same valley, yet some of our worlds differ entirely. We hear the stories, we see the product of our broken society, yet we turn our cheek and harden our hearts. “Somebody else will help them. I donate my unwanted goods, what more should I do?” – Does this seem familiar?
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Cutting Edge Hospitality

03 October 2016
When God speaks, you’ll know it’s Him, and you will listen. Among many others, Mark Maingard from Paarl, can testify that when this happens, your life will never be the same again and by being obedient to God, many things will change for the positive.
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Womens Day Celebration at Val de Vie

09 August 2016
We are uniting 100 ladies from Mbekweni with 100 ladies from Val de Vie/ Pearl Valley and surround for a night of celebrations and motivation!
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Golf day

15 April 2016
Come enjoy a fun filled day at Pearl Valley
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