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

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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: . . . . . . 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|

Sad news

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   [...]

2016-11-30T09:55:00+00:00October 7th, 2014|News|

Late August News

Container No 9 Arrives in Mwanza The good news is that our container arrived in Dar es Salaam in the first week of August.  It reached Tanga the week after and was swiftly unloaded - that's 55 sewing machines and 11 tool kits with Dickson on the right. Blue means kits for Tanga - Pink [...]

2016-11-30T09:55:00+00:00August 31st, 2014|News|

Tools Wanted

We have been very successful at collecting tools recently - they have been pouring in and we are running out of storage space. So in the short term, we are unable to take larger items such as computers, treadle sewing machines and items of equipment such as lathes or saw benches etc.  Also we only [...]

2016-11-30T09:55:00+00:00July 31st, 2014|News|

June News

Welcome to our June NEWSLETTER Container No 9 away to Mwanza Phil poses in the now traditional manner - 15.1 tonnes of tools with one hand! We wanted to paint the container before sending it, but to save time we are asking SIDO to paint it when it arrives.  It left last Thursday after a [...]

2016-11-30T09:55:00+00:00June 19th, 2014|News|

Happy volunteers in the workshop

Scott, Andrew and Lynette packing our last carpentry kit for Tanga today.  Now the boxes have to be painted Tanga Blue . . .  they are colour coded to make unloading easier.  Singida kits are pink . . .

2016-11-30T09:55:01+00:00April 30th, 2014|News|

Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Do you have any unwanted old coins lurking in a drawer? If you do then the charity Tools For Self Reliance Cymru would love you to bring them to an event where we have a stall, or to our Crickhowell workshop! Everything from half-pences, Francs or even the odd Euro would be gratefully received. Why? [...]

2016-11-30T09:55:01+00:00April 25th, 2014|News|

Grant Success

We have been awarded a grant of £2,500 by the Millenium Stadium Charitable Trust, for recruiting more volunteers for our workshop and any management and training costs this will entail.  Thank you MSCT . . . Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Grant 2014

2016-11-30T09:55:01+00:00April 17th, 2014|News|