Tools for Self Reliance

Tools for Self Reliance

At a glance


  • International development
  • Older people / later life
  • Poverty relief

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Geographical remit: 


Our mission is to reduce poverty in Africa by helping people build sustainable livelihoods through the provision of tools and training.

We support projects in Africa which provide vocational skills training, alongside business and life skills training to early school leavers, unemployed youths and existing small business enterprises. Additional to supporting the training, Tools for Self Reliance also sends tools to assist with training and also help people to start up or build up their own small businesses.

The provision of tools and training, provides people with the skills they need to secure employment or to set up / build up their own small businesses. Income generated enables them to support their families, pay household costs, school fees, etc. 


We are a UK based charity working to help relieve poverty in Africa. We work with local African organisations to deliver a programme of tools and training to bring about effective and sustainable change to trades people and their communities. The primary countries we work in are; Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. 

Our UK programme supports these projects, at the heart of which are our volunteers. We provide volunteering opportunities to people of all abilities and from all walks of life, giving our volunteers the chance to learn new skills (or pass on existing skills) and make new friends, whilst working for a common cause they are passionate about.

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