Where will we be?

    Our lovingly refurbished tools will be available to buy at: 18-19th Nov, Swansea Green Fayre, Waterfront Museum, Swansea,  SA1 3RD Thurs 7th December, Christmas Fair, Clarence Hall, Crickhowell7th December77th Sat 16th December, Hay-on-Wye, Christmas Fair Trade Fair More dates to come - or visit our Crickhowell workshop. Workshop Open Times All money taken [...]

2017-11-15T16:07:06+00:00 November 10th, 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+00:00 July 6th, 2017|News|

Workshop Closed

The workshop will be closed from today 24th December.  We  open again on Tuesday 3rd January. . Wishing all our volunteers, friends, supporters, partners, and customers a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a VERY PRODUCTIVE  NEW YEAR . . .

2016-12-24T16:27:56+00:00 December 24th, 2016|News|

Giving Tuesday

Now that all that Black Friday nonsense is over, we have Giving Tuesday, which like it's big sister lasts all week. From this Monday, until next Sunday 4th December, PayPal will add £1 to all donations made to charities like us. And there are no charges, so 100% of your donation goes to us. You [...]

2016-11-30T09:54:55+00:00 November 27th, 2016|News|

November News

Damian comes to Wales . Damian Changa came to see us in October; he is the SIDO regional manager for Mwanza, Tanzania. He managed to fit in a lot to his short visit; here he is outside our Crickhowell tools workshop with our Wednesdays team. He visited our sewing workshop and our tool store known [...]

2016-11-30T09:54:56+00:00 November 20th, 2016|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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 9th, 2016|News|

NAMAGONDO – Where’s that?

Arriving by boat at Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria.  Namagondo is about half an hour's drive from here. Namagondo is one of two villages chosen for our new project in Tanzania.  In January this year we visited this village, finding out what the artisan groups really needed to improve their businesses and their lives.  We [...]

2016-11-30T09:54:58+00:00 May 25th, 2016|News|

Glyn Roberts

Glyn Roberts was the founder of Tools for Self Reliance and an inspiration to many people. Read Other Lives in the Guardian

2016-07-24T12:49:57+00:00 May 6th, 2016|News|

News HOT from Tanzania

News HOT from Tanzania This month we bring you reports direct from Tanzania written by people on the spot Here I am, handing over some cash to Jitegeme blacksmiths’ group outside Bukoba. They are receiving a bonus because we ordered the tools before our visit, and they were done on time and of good quality. [...]

2016-11-30T09:54:59+00:00 January 30th, 2016|News|


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+00:00 July 4th, 2015|News|

March news

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2016-11-30T09:54:59+00:00 March 24th, 2015|News|