A Slice of Nyaishozi Life


Nyaishozi signThe nearest airport is Kigali in Rwanda – four hours away!

footballFootball is the main sport in Nyaishozi and they have a very good team.


shady placeA shady place away from the hot sun on market day

washingThe ladies wash their clothes in the local stream, which is also used for drinking water – it might be a long walk back to their homes


beltsBelts for sale are made out of dyed straw

 sharing transportSharing transport with foodstuffs and strangers is the only way to get about


inquisitive childrenInquisitive local children

local sparThe Nyaishozi equivalent of the local Spar


goatWe think he’s lost!

Nyaishozi viewNyaishozi View


SunsetNyaishozi Sunset

sky at nightThe Sky at Night



 School Life

Kindergarten ChildrenNyaishosi Kindergarten Children

Nyaishozi Primary School ClassHello from Nyaishozi Primary School Children


Albert AdrofAlbert Adrof, our youngest sponsored child, on his way to school – it’s a long walk!


school waterSchools which don’t have enough harvested rainwater send the children to the nearest water pipe to collect water for the school


Nyaishozi Secondary SignAction in Africa sponsors the private education of vulnerable young woman at Nyaishozi Secondary Boarding School.

Nyaishozi Secondary SchoolNyaishozi Secondary Boarding School


BibianaBibiana Patilisi at Nyaishozi Secondary School

Albina and JewelesJewels Philbert & Albina Alphonse joined Bibiana in 2016


Efrat and NaivethUneducated mature students such as Efrat Shubira and Naiveth Almachius have an opportunity to study at Kagera District Vocational College.

Efrat and NaivethEfrat and Naiveth with Father Vitalis



A Snapshot of Time Spent with Father Vitalis


Chicken supperA neighbour flags down Father Vitalis (Chairman of Action in Africa Nyaishozi) on the way home to ask him if he’d like chicken for supper.

Father V HouseFather Vitalis’ home.


Sunday ServiceSunday service is always well attended, with some of the congregation having to sit on the floor in the aisles.

Sunday ServiceAs the Nyaishozi community is spread over a vast area, Father Vitalis holds services at out stations, for parishioners living in remote areas.


Fr Vitalis FoodFather Vitalis took in two orphaned young women to cook and clean for him. They always prepare a delicious spread for him and his guests.

Father V at barPaul Mubiligi, trustee of the Action in Africa Nyaishozi Committee, is pictured here (middle) with Father Vitalis (left) and Paul’s wife and child. They are at the local bar.


Fr Vitalis with youngsterFather Vitalis with a young parishioner.