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Zakaria is teacher by profession but he is now also self-employed. He was one of the trainees in the sewing machines maintenance course, recently supported by the project. The PO met him and had some informal talk. This is what he had to say:  ‘My name is Zakaria William, a teacher but I also engage [...]

2020-04-28T11:35:13+01:00April 28th, 2020|News|

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 old and a mother of one child. Currently I am still staying with my parents and my father Jackson, as [...]

2019-12-19T13:14:32+00:00December 19th, 2019|News|

Another Fundi trained

IT IS A TRAINING WHICH HAS ADDED A LOT OF NEW KNOWLEDGE TO ME! My name is Awadh Shaban Rashidii, a resident of Sokoni steet in Igoma ward*. I have a wife and four children, three daughters and a son. I am 42 years of age. I work as an independent tailor and I have [...]

2019-12-19T13:12:09+00:00December 19th, 2019|News|

1,000th kit from Wales to Tanzania

Our 1,000th kit left recently, bound for this Tailors group in Kahama. Of course we have sent thousands more tool kits to Tanzania - via our workshop in Mwanza, but this was the 1,000th to come direct from Crickhowell. Click to read more about the   Tujinanagani Tailors                     [...]

2019-04-04T17:24:08+01:00December 18th, 2018|News|

Latest from Tanzania

News from Tanzania After distributing treadle bases to women’s groups in Ukerewe Island, our Project Officer had a short time to chat with one of the project’s beneficiaries. This was what she had to say: ‘My name is Rhoda Laurent, a resident of Namagondo village. I am 33 years old and a mother of three [...]

2019-04-04T17:24:08+01:00October 8th, 2018|News|

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 years. The repaired tools are sent to Tanzania where they work with local artisans to support them with tools and [...]

2019-04-04T17:24:13+01:00April 30th, 2018|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 [...]

2019-04-04T17:24:47+01:00November 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 [...]

2019-04-04T17:24:47+01:00November 20th, 2016|News|

Namagondo village – tools have arrived

The photos show Wahunzi Malegea’s new shelter – from rain and sun, plus some of the tools and equipment recently received from our Mwanza workshop which will help to make the groups more productive. This will help the artisans send their children to school, pay for healthcare or possibly a bicycle.

2016-11-24T10:32:29+00:00July 11th, 2016|Photos|