Eleos Mercy in Action


ELEOS was birthed out of a desire, to effect tangible change, in the lives of those living in poverty. ELEOS is named after a Greek term, which means                                                                         “Mercy in Action”. Eleos is a registered, non‐profit organisation which aims to deliver social services to underprivileged children and their families in Pretoria‐West.                                           The people of this community not only struggle to obtain the bare essentials but are also burdened with enormous financial, physical, emotional and mental stresses.

For the past fifteen years ELEOS has organised many initiatives and projects running in the suburbs of Danville and Booysens in Pretoria West. In these areas, major social needs                                     and psychological problems are related to living conditions, such as poverty, violence, family disintegration, abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and a lack of life skills.                     These handicaps are often passed from one generation to the next.


Eleos has a holistic approach to address the needs of the community. To help individuals in their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being (body, mind & soul) and to assist and motivate                 to pursue God’s will. To educate children and adults to start thinking differently about their circumstances and implement change.

Each person who can live independently, every child that passes his school year, every family where there is love and care, where there is no abuse, is a success.

Helping a community

ELEOS is a registered, non-profit organization that endeavours to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children and their families in Pretoria-west. The people of this community not only struggle to obtain the bare essentials but are also burdened with enormous financial, physical, emotional and mental stresses.





Get involved

Get involved with our projects, both to strengthen the staff and support the community, but also to experience first hand the hard realities that much of our nation is faced with. Please have a look at our Projects and feel free to contact the applicable coordinator directly.
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