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Where will we be?

Our lovingly refurbished tools will be available to buy at: Only 9 tool-buying days to Christmas. 1,000,001 TOOLS still available in our workshop 2nd Feb, Hereford Seed Swap, Courtyard, Hereford 2nd March, Seedy Saturday, Carmarthen More dates to come - or visit our Crickhowell workshop. Workshop Open Times All money taken at these events goes [...]

2018-12-10T13:39:52+00:00Oct 24th, 2018|News|

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 very rural village many miles from Singida, the regional town in central Tanzania.  It is farming country and Marco has [...]

2017-11-27T16:48:27+00:00Nov 27th, 2017|News|

Our Thirty Three and Third

. See bottom of page for news of our Thirty Three and a Third Birthday   Meanwhile a short history of those years for TFSR Cymru: . We started with a Party . . . 1996 - we had just bought our new home. Plenty of work ahead. . Previously we had spent 12 years in [...]

2017-07-06T13:56:44+00:00Jul 6th, 2017|News|

Hot news from Wales

Hot News from Wales  -  container arrives in Mwanza After three months at sea and on the road, plus a quick pit-stop at the port in Dar es Salaam, our eleventh container has arrived at our workshop in Mwanza. Seen here are Emmanuel and Saidi unloading.  Hoping they had some help, as there were 18 [...]

2016-11-30T09:54:58+00:00Aug 10th, 2016|News|

Sue Gray

We are sad to report that Sue Gray died last week.  She was a trustee of TFSR Cymru from 1999 to 2002, our Chair in 2002, and an active volunteer member for many years. She is seen here with Ikulwa blacksmiths group in 2004? Next to her is Joseph Mashinji who became a good friend [...]

2016-11-30T09:54:58+00:00Aug 9th, 2016|News|

OPEN WORKSHOP AND TOOL SALE

On Saturday 15th July we are celebrating more than thirty three years of working in Crickhowell and helping improve other’s lives – both here and abroad.  Our workshop will be open to all from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be there to show you how we fill a container with 18 tonnes of [...]

2017-07-17T20:59:20+00:00Jul 4th, 2015|News|

November News

Lake Zone Exhibition John Mponeja of Tugeme Blacksmiths with his pedal grinder, which won first prize in the Mashinji Memorial Prize in 2005 sponsored by TFSR Cymru.  This was at the last Zonal exhibition we visited in Bukoba. Tugeme group have since gone on to make some of our Fair Trade tools which are so [...]

2016-11-30T09:55:00+00:00Nov 27th, 2014|News|

TFSR Cymru

Please send your cheque to:- TFSR Cymru, Upper House Farm, Standard St,  Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1BZ                                               Many Thanks!

2015-11-03T13:24:16+00:00Nov 3rd, 2014|News|

News from Pangani

TUMAINI (EXPECTATION) TAILORING GROUP  -  News brought back by Bina and Terry Richter, following their recent visit to Pangani The group started in 2008 with 3 skilled tailors and 6 trainees. At that time we had 2 sewing machines until 29/6/12 when we received 5 machines from TFSR-Cymru via Sido Tanga office. ACHIEVEMENTS                                                 Our work [...]

2016-11-30T09:55:00+00:00Oct 18th, 2014|News|

October News

. News from groups everywhere Kagera region Mr Elias Zacharia receiving tools from TFSR Cymru on behalf of the BUDAP - Bukoba Disabled Assistance project. for more see:  www.budap.org . . . . . . Itahwa Blacksmith Mr. Shedrak Daniel displaying products from Itahwa group during a local exhibition in Kagera Region, held in Bukoba. [...]

2016-11-30T09:55:00+00:00Oct 8th, 2014|News|