How to donate from UK

Become a monthly donor!

Donate online today through Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving!  £5 could buy a locally-published Kiswahili book!

Give as you earn!

Payroll Giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to READ International. Sign up here to donate to READ via Payroll Giving.

Remember to Gift Aid it!

Gift Aid provides a great opportunity for you to increase the value of your donation to READ International. Provided you are a UK taxpayer, and have paid an amount of income or capital gains tax equal to the amount we can reclaim from HM Revenue and Customs (currently 25p in every £1), then you are eligible for the Gift Aid scheme.

How to donate from Tanzania

We are appealing for individuals donation to support our work. Whoever is interested should donate through MPESA and he or she should follow the following instructions;
  1. Dial *150*00#
  2. Select number 4 (Pay through mpesa)
  3. Select number 4 again (Insert the company number)
  4. Then insert 222300 as company number
  5. Insert reference number (Which is the donator Vodacom number)
  6. Insert your PIN
  7. Then confirm.
After they confirm they will receive the message that says, you have send the money to READ PROJECT cb2.



We currently have more than 20 book donation banks spread cross seven London boroughs. These are generously managed for us pro bono by Veolia Environmental Services.

Instead of shipping your donated books all the way to Tanzania, we now sell all  book donations online though ethical booksellers Better World Books and use the generated funds to buy brand-new, locally published and locally relevant books in Tanzania. Any books that can’t be sold are recycled – ensuring no book ever goes to landfill!


Our Book Banks are in Westminster, Lambeth, Kingston, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Southwark and Richmond.  A book bank can also be found at Cambridge University.

Find your nearest book banks now!




BOOK BANKS in Tanzania

Our book banks in Dar es Salaam can be found at Kahawa Café in Shoppers Masaki and Shoppers Mbezi Beach and Woodberry Cafe. 

You can also purchase used books from READ at Mama Masai to help support our programmes in Tanzania!



Help READ International by taking part in one of our sponsored events! For more information email