Uwemba is a small monastery with nine monks in the neighbourhood of the towns of Njombe, 250 km from Peramiho. The place itself is situated at an altitude of 2100 m above sea level (Peramiho 1050 m) and has a climate similar to that of Europe.
Peramiho was founded on 31 st July, 1898 by Fr. Cassian Spiss of the Missionary Benedictines of St. Ottilien who had first arrived in East Africa in 1888 and had their first monastery at Pugu near Dar es Salaam. In 1902 Fr Cassian was nominated