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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+01:00July 11th, 2016|Photos|

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 [...]

2019-04-04T17:25:04+01:00May 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+01:00May 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. [...]

2019-04-04T17:25:04+01:00January 30th, 2016|News|