. 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.
Hot News from Wales - container arrives in Mwanza After three months at sea and on the road, plus a quick pit-stop at the port in Dar es Salaam, our eleventh container has arrived at our workshop in Mwanza. Seen here are Emmanuel and Saidi unloading. Hoping they had some help, as there were 18 [...]
We are sad to report that Sue Gray died last week. She was a trustee of TFSR Cymru from 1999 to 2002, our Chair in 2002, and an active volunteer member for many years. She is seen here with Ikulwa blacksmiths group in 2004? Next to her is Joseph Mashinji who became a good friend [...]
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 [...]
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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. [...]
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On Saturday 15th July we are celebrating more than thirty three years of working in Crickhowell and helping improve other’s lives – both here and abroad. Our workshop will be open to all from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be there to show you how we fill a container with 18 tonnes of [...]
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Lake Zone Exhibition John Mponeja of Tugeme Blacksmiths with his pedal grinder, which won first prize in the Mashinji Memorial Prize in 2005 sponsored by TFSR Cymru. This was at the last Zonal exhibition we visited in Bukoba. Tugeme group have since gone on to make some of our Fair Trade tools which are so [...]
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TUMAINI (EXPECTATION) TAILORING GROUP - News brought back by Bina and Terry Richter, following their recent visit to Pangani The group started in 2008 with 3 skilled tailors and 6 trainees. At that time we had 2 sewing machines until 29/6/12 when we received 5 machines from TFSR-Cymru via Sido Tanga office. ACHIEVEMENTS Our work [...]
. News from groups everywhere Kagera region Mr Elias Zacharia receiving tools from TFSR Cymru on behalf of the BUDAP - Bukoba Disabled Assistance project. for more see: www.budap.org . . . . . . Itahwa Blacksmith Mr. Shedrak Daniel displaying products from Itahwa group during a local exhibition in Kagera Region, held in Bukoba. [...]
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our Patrons, Dr. William Shija has died in London yesterday at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife and five children. He was a loyal supporter of TFSR Cymru. We send our condolences to his family. William Shija [...]
Container No 9 Arrives in Mwanza The good news is that our container arrived in Dar es Salaam in the first week of August. It reached Tanga the week after and was swiftly unloaded - that's 55 sewing machines and 11 tool kits with Dickson on the right. Blue means kits for Tanga - Pink [...]