About Us

In the struggle to develop, bare hands are not enough. Tools For Solidarity gives old tools a new lease of life giving skilled tradespeople in Africa the chance of a livelihood.

Why is it that we, in the so-called “western” or “minority” world with less than 20% of the world’s population consume over 80% of the world’s natural resources and produce a disproportionate share of the world’s waste and pollution?

Is poverty in the so-called “third” or “majority” world due to natural disasters or bad luck or is it the result of an economic system which exploits one part of the world for the benefit of another?

And why even in the richest parts of the “west” are there pockets of poverty?

Solidarity is not a one way process. It is sharing the problems which face us all and realizing that we all must be part of the solution. There is enough for everyone’s needs but not everyone’s greed. We believe that we should all live simply so that others can simply live!

Tools For Solidarity is a non profit making development organisation from Northern Ireland run entirely by volunteers. We are actively working for a more equitable distribution of power and resources in the world.