Patron: The Rt. Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool.

Welcome to the website of the Shyira Trust

Help us rebuild Shyira Maternity Hospital.

£300,000 will rebuild Shyira hospital's maternity building. If you would like to help save lives in and around Shyira you can:

Donate by card using MyDonate

Donate £5 by texting SHYR01 £5 to 70070 (UK only)

Donate £10 by texting SHYR01 £10 to 70070 (UK only)

More information is available here:

Other giving opportunities using MyDonate are:

Supporting the very remote Parish of Butaka.

A sponsored run ride and walk for Rwanda.


Would you like to Champion the cause of the Shyira Trust? If so please consider organising some kind of fundraising event, especially an event to help build a new maternity hospital. Please contact us if we can give any support for your event.


100% of donations received by the trust are sent to Rwanda. The trust has members who pay a membership fee, and that pays the cost of managing the trust.


News. For the latest information about our other work in Rwanda follow this link.

For updates to a project click a picture below:

Midwife Robinah in maternityMaternity Hospital. In the past few years the number of children and mothers dying at the time of childbirth or shortly after has been reduced far below the figures in much of Rwanda. This does raise some challenges. The hospital is now in need of replacement at a cost of £300,000.

Incomplete children's centre in useChildren's Centre. The new children's centre was opened by Bishop Augustin on Sunday 16 February 2014. It will be used by up to 400 children on Sundays and after school. It can also be used as a literacy centre for parents in the daytime.
Orphan boy's houseChild Headed Families. The rebuilding of the 16th child headed family home was recently completed.
Coffee Growing in ShyiraCoffee Growing. More than anything else, coffee growing can take a community out of poverty

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