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Welcome to Tools For Self Reliance

TFSR Cymru aims to improve the lives of African artisans & families by providing them with quality refurbished recycled hand tools & training.

TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE groups collect old and unwanted hand tools and sewing machines from all over the UK.  We clean repair and sharpen them, and send tool kits and sewing machines to grass roots community groups in several African countries.  At present TFSR Cymru concentrates it’s overseas efforts in Tanzania.

We mostly fund our organisation by selling high quality refurbished garden tools here in Crickhowell, South Wales.  We also specialise in edge tools: billhook, felling axe, slasher and hatchet, by some of the fine old makers of such as Brades, Gilpin, Nash, Whitehouse, Elwell and Parkes. We also stock beautifully reconditioned garden spades, forks, rakes, hoes, sickles, scythes, shears and countless other tools such as carving chisels.

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Where will we be?

    Our lovingly refurbished tools will be available to buy at: h December77 Sat 16th December, Hay-on-Wye, Christmas Fair Trade Fair 3rd Feb, Hereford Seed Swap, The Courtyard 14th Feb, Seedy Saturday, Carmarthen More [...]

Muhintiri Blacksmiths

Marco Deo first came to the notice of Tools For Self Reliance back in the 1990s, when he took part in a blacksmiths training programme, funded by our parent charity. He lives in Muhintiri, a [...]