Welcome to Tools For Self Reliance

TFSR Cymru aims to improve tnewshe 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.

Gifts in kind to help our work in Tanzania

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Where will we be?

Our lovingly refurbished tools will be available to buy at:      1st/2nd Oct, Penpont 350 Festival, near Brecon. Come and help celebrate their 350th birthday with us 2nd Oct, World Fair Trade Fair, Abergavenny. 8th/9th Oct, [...]

History of the Green Gathering

. Click to read the fascinating history of the Green Gatherings. We have been attending ever since 1994 and have seen them grow and shrink and grow again.

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