The Lawrence Barham Memorial Trust (LBMT), a UK registered charity, was set-up by Bishop Ken Barham, a former Bishop of Cyangugu Diocese, Rwanda, in memory of his father Bishop Lawrence Barham, who served the church for 40 years in Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.
Since 1985, LBMT has been operating in East Africa supporting the work of the Anglican Church. The Trust aims to assist the church in promoting the Christian faith by helping to meet the spiritual, physical and intellectual needs of its people in the context of their own culture and ways.
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LBMT provides capital expenditure for building projects and assistance for individuals through child sponsorship and pastor support and training. It contributes towards rather than totally funding projects, so no sense of dependency is created. Building projects have included schools, income generating guesthouses, churches, pastors' houses, medical centres and theological training colleges.
The Trust has concentrated much of its work on the Diocese of Cyangugu in Rwanda but also supports projects in Kabale and Kisoro in Uganda and the Diocese of Buye in Burundi.