Welcome to Tools For Self Reliance

TFSR Cymru aims to improve the lives of African artisans & families by providing them with quality refurbished recycled hand tools & training.

TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE groups collect old and unwanted hand tools and sewing machines from all over the UK.  We clean repair and sharpen them, and send tool kits and sewing machines to grass roots community groups in several African countries.  At present TFSR Cymru concentrates its overseas efforts in Tanzania.

We mostly fund our organisation by selling high quality refurbished garden tools here in Crickhowell, South Wales.  We also specialise in edge tools: billhook, felling axe, slasher and hatchet, by some of the fine old makers of such as Brades, Gilpin, Nash, Whitehouse, Elwell and Parkes. We also stock beautifully reconditioned garden spades, forks, rakes, hoes, sickles, scythes, shears and countless other tools such as carving chisels.

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Where will we be?

Our lovingly refurbished tools will be available to buy at: Our next events are  . . . 22nd Feb, Lampeter Seed Swap, Bryn Rd, SA48 7EE 23rd Feb, Seedy Sunday, Abergavenny Community Centre 7th [...]

Sewing Machine Fundi training in Mwanza

TOO MUCH OF MY MONEY HAS GONE TO FUNDIS!  NOW I CAN FIX ANY PROBLEM IN MY MACHINE I am called Pendo Mchele. I live in Nyakato village in Geita region. I am 30 years [...]