Bible Translation & Literacy is a Christian organization that was established in 1981 to facilitate Bible translation, sustainable literacy and language development programmes among small language groups in Kenya and beyond. These language groups are isolated by harsh climate and rough terrain; many of them are limited in the areas of education and development.

  • Our

    That lives will be transformed, by the grace of God, when people use God’s Word in the language they understand best (i.e. their mother tongue).

  • Our

    To facilitate Bible translation, sustainable literacy and language development programmes among small language groups in Kenya and beyond, partnering with the Church and others to fulfil the Great Commission.


  • Bible

    Of the over 2,000 language groups of the world that do not have access to the Word of God in their language, 18 are found in Kenya. BTL’s mandate is to provide Gods word in these languages.

  • Mission
    in literacy

    Seeking to enhance social and economic development through provision of literacy skills to the small language groups; Adequate literacy skills are critical to reducing poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion.




Since the arrival of Dr. Ludwig Krapf in Kenya in 1844 until now, only 21 of the over 50 languages spoken in Kenya have got the Full Bible translated in their language! 15 others have got the New Testament only. About 20 others only have a portion of the Bible or none at all!

Chruch Leaders

Bible Society of Kenya and Bible Translation and Literacy (BTL) in conjunction with the church leadership in Kenya and the office of His Excellency the Deputy President, invite you to give towards the National Bible Translation Fundraising. His Excellency the President Hon. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the Chief Guest for this Initiative. For the past years this work has been largely supported from outside Kenya, it is now our time to give towards our own


Mpesa pay bill no. 777332 Account: Your Name, Church or Company

Cheques can be written in the name of Kenya Bible Translation Trust.

Funds can be deposited under the Account Name: Kenya Bible Translation Trust

Cooperative Bank of Kenya Parliament Road Branch Account No. 01122163819300

For more information contact Bible Society of Kenya on http://biblesociety-kenya.org

or Bible Translation and Literacy (BTL) on info@btlkenya.org

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Welcome to BTL Christian International Conference Centre - Ruiru

BTL-Christian International Conference Centre is located among the serene coffee plantations of Kiambu next to Tatu City, 25km from Nairobi, 25km from UN Headquarters in Gigiri and 6km from Ruiru town along Ruiru-Kiambu Road.

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