Where will we be?

Our lovingly refurbished tools will be available to buy at: Our next events are  . . . . 24th August, Duck Race, River Usk in Crickhowell 7th Sep, Sennybridge Show, LD3 8RU 14th Sep, Usk Show, near Usk 21st/22nd, Abergavenny Food Festival, at the Castle, our usual spot 12/13th Oct, Big Apple, Helen's, Much [...]

2019-08-19T16:05:51+01:00August 12th, 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|

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|

History of the Green Gathering

. Click to read the fascinating history of the Green Gatherings. We have been attending ever since 1994 and have seen them grow and shrink and grow again.

2019-04-04T17:24:53+01:00September 11th, 2016|News|