A brighter future for the Shimbwe Ward inhabitants

The Shimbwe Development Trust is a non-profit organisation working to alleviate the burden of poverty and disease for the residents of Shimbwe Ward. Nestled on the flanks of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa.

Projects we are focusing on


Founded in 1998, the Shimbwe Secondary School improved access to education for the people of its ward in a significant way. Until then, there had been no secondary school in the area.


60% coverage already achieved through building multiple intakes, water tanks and pressure releasing points. Already this new access has seen an improvement in quality of life as well as fewer cases of dangerous parasitic infestation.

Our partners 

“The construction of the school was a stepping stone as it enabled me to continue with my studies. After obtaining a certificate of Secondary education, I got a chance to pursue further studies in another institution and attained further qualifications.”

- Tibruce, Teacher