Our lovingly refurbished tools will be available to buy at: 24th Feb, Seedy Saturday, Carmarthen 11th March, Abergavenny Seedy Sunday, Park St, NP7 5YB, 11 am - 3 pm 14th April, Seed Swap Malvern, new venue - WR14 2AY 4/5th May, St Michael's Plant Fair, Bartestree, Hereford, HR1 4HA 5/6th May, Spring Greens Fair, Pembridge [...]
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 [...]
. 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 [...]
Wishing all our friends, supporters and partners a very Happy New Year Click to read our Annual Review 2015-2016
Wishing all our supporters a very productive new year from all of us here in Crickhowell.
. 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
. 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. [...]
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our Patrons, Dr. William Shija has died in London yesterday at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife and five children. He was a loyal supporter of TFSR Cymru. We send our condolences to his family. William Shija [...]