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Where will we be?

Our lovingly refurbished tools will be available to buy at: 22nd July, Clytha Park Open Gardens, nr Raglan, NP7 9BW, 2 - 5pm 2/5th Aug, Green Gathering, Chepstow 18th Aug, Wales Loves Wood, National Botanical Gardens, SA32 8HN 15/21st Aug, Green Man Festival, near Crickhowell 26th Aug, Beaumarais Charity Fair - up North, in Anglesey [...]

2018-07-19T08:45:45+00:00May 8th, 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+00:00November 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+00:00July 6th, 2017|News|

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.

2016-11-30T09:54:57+00:00September 11th, 2016|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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 4th, 2015|News|

March news

 CLICK to see the Latest news from the Toolies               

2016-11-30T09:54:59+00:00March 24th, 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 8th, 2014|News|