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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: 23/24th June, Usk Open Gardens, 10 - 5 pm 22nd June, Clytha Park Open Gardens, nr Raglan, NP7 9BW, 2 - 5pm 2/5th Aug, Green [...]

Can you help to repair machines and improve lives?

                                      Press Release                       Monday 30 April 2018 Can you help to repair machines and improve lives? Welsh charity, Tools for Self Reliance Cymru (TSFR Cymru) have been fixing old tools and sewing machines for 25 [...]