Tools for Self Reliance

Working to free the world from poverty and hunger

LAST UPDATED AT 08:24 ON Tue 1 Jan 2013

At Tools for Self Reliance we believe in a world free from extreme poverty and hunger, and that helping people to be more self-reliant is the best way to achieve this. Nowhere is this truer than in Africa. Providing the tools, skills and training, gives people a chance they never had to get out of poverty and into work. Each year we ship tens of thousands of high-quality refurbished tools and sewing machines to our partners across Africa, and pay for much-needed skills training. Our work in Africa is supported by our UK volunteer programme; providing opportunities to people of all abilities and from all walks of life. To find out more about our life changing work across Africa and the UK, or to see how you can get involved, please visit or email

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