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|

Where we were supposed to be . . .

Our spring and summer is looking very different from usual. Our workshop has now closed like most other businesses. From 1st June our tool shop will be open for reduced hours. We were looking forward seeing you at:- 21st March, Llandeilo Seed Swap, Tywi Centre, SA19 6RT  CANCELLED 21st March, Orcop Seed Swap, 9 [...]

2020-05-31T10:48:54+01:00January 16th, 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|

Muhintiri Blacksmiths

Marco Deo first came to the notice of Tools For Self Reliance back in the 1990s, when he took part in a blacksmiths training programme, funded by our parent charity. He lives in Muhintiri, a very rural village many miles from Singida, the regional town in central Tanzania.  It is farming country and Marco has [...]

2019-04-04T17:24:24+01:00November 27th, 2017|News|

Our Thirty Three and Third

. See bottom of page for news of our Thirty Three and a Third Birthday   Meanwhile a short history of those years for TFSR Cymru: . We started with a Party . . . 1996 - we had just bought our new home. Plenty of work ahead. . Previously we had spent 12 years in [...]

2019-04-04T17:24:31+01:00July 6th, 2017|News|