Christmas is coming…

…This is your opportunity to shop for gifts which will help transform lives…

If you are struggling to find gifts this Christmas, why not use the opportunity to bring hope and show love to families around Lake Bunyonyi. A gift will help us in transforming the lives of those around Lake Bunyonyi through Itambira Island Seeds of Hope.

Our Christmas gift campaign is now in its third year and we’re delighted to have already had enquiries from people looking to donate again, making our community in South West Uganda part of their regular giving.

christmas gift catalogue 2022

2020 was the first year of the appeal, which enabled people to ‘gift’ items to bless those living in the Bunyonyi Lake area in South West Uganda.

The appeal invited donors to gift money to be used on specific gifts, ranging from agricultural tools at just £4 to water tanks at £250.

Delivery of the gifts has had a huge impact on the lives of families around Lake Bunyonyi through Itambira Island Seeds of Hope.


  • Basic hoe £4
    • Digging is all done with a hoe – essential for rural families to plant and harvest
  • Forked hoe £6
    • For removing course grass in preparation for planting
  • Sprayer
    • Used by farmers to spray essential pesticides and fungicides
  • Seeds £10
    • Good seeds for a family e.g. maize and beans, enable planting for a good harvest and, this is coupled with training in improved agricultural techniques
agriculture crop sprayer

Household Items

  • Household essentials £6 – Jerry can + Basin + bucket
    • Jerry Cans are essential for collecting and carrying water from the lake – an arduous daily task…
    • Basin & Bucket – for so many purposes in the home – washing clothes, bathing…
  • Saucepan set £15
    • For cooking a whole family meal
  • Blanket £15
    • At over 2000m (6,000 ft) it gets cold at night!
  • Mattress £20
    • Much needed by everyone everywhere
  • Water tank £250
    • Providing access to water without the time and labour of climbing the steep slopes from the lake each day. Beneficiaries help build the tank and the cost includes training – thus gaining a skill!
uganda saucepan cooking open fire

Bibles & Educational Materials

  • Rukiga Bible £7
    • Bible in the local language – Many do not have a Bible and
      such a gift would be so much appreciated at Christmas
  • School books pens and pencils £15
    • Notebooks and pencils for a class of 48 in a village school or Seeds of Hope training
Educational materials school books

How to order

You can download an order form or simply get in touch with us at for more information.

A free ‘Gift card’ can be supplied for you to give to others.

You can also browse and share our Christmas gift idea in our Christmas catalogue.

How to pay

  1. By cheque to ‘Itambira Island Trust’. Please send to 10 Oaklands Rd, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2TB
  2. Online payment. Email: for details.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer you can increase your gift by 25%.

If you have not already registered with us , please request a gift aid form with your order

Itambira Island Trust

Itambira Island Trust (UK registered charity 1167127) partners with Itambira Island Seeds of Hope to raise awareness and support.

The mission of Itambira Island Seeds of Hope is to provide the communities around Lake Bunyonyi with opportunities for learning with the aim of transforming their lives physically, economically and spiritually.

Itambira Island Welcomes Guests

Itambira Island offers a unique opportunity to stay on Lake Bunyonyi. Day visitors are welcome to visit our facilities and restaurant, while guests can also book overnight accommodation in treehouses, roundhouses or the house on the hill. We’ve expanded and now have treehouses on the lake as well as among the trees; plus simple, cheap and clean budget/backpacker options for those on a budget.

Conferences and events are our speciality.

Please contact us for more information.

Telephone: +256778785624 / +256754942699

Itambira Island is also home to the Seeds of Hope project.