About Us

Tools For Solidarity is a non profit organisation in Northern Ireland that runs entirely by volunteers.
Our charity supports artisans in the poorest countries of the world
by providing high quality refurbished hand tools, sewing machines and training
through local refurbishment centres within the regions themselves.
This act of solidarity enables local people to have technical skills and knowledge to be more self reliant.

Find out how you can help by donating tools and sewing machines or contact us directly.

What People Say About Us

I definitely recommend volunteering with Tools. Project helps you to open eyes on life of people abroad. As well as can change your life. As it happened to me.

Lorette, Volunteer

The MSTC-SIDO project made many changes in the lives of most tailors in Sengerema. Aside from that the project also enable our locals to gain entrepreneurship skills.

Coordinator, Sengerema

I bought 2 machines from SIDO-MSTC which made dramatic changes for my business. Later on I even managed to employ two people to help me with my work.

Tailor in Runzewe-Bukombe

How Can You Help


In Tools for Solidarity we collect Tools, Sewing Machines, Bicycles and more!…

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Latest News

Video by Our International Volunteers!

How is it to be International volunteers? Our TFS youth made a video about it! Tools for Solidarity cannot imagine its existence without international volunteers. Annually we host 7-9 volunteers through European Solidarity Corp (ESC) and EIRENE programmes. This year our team managed to make a […]

Belfast Donations are on a way to Njombe!

Belfast tools and sewing machines for people in Africa. At TFS we all like games and some of us have been playing Tetris on our phone. If you are younger than 15 you probably don’t know what we are talking […]

Welcoming New International Volunteer!

You never know how people can find you and your project. In any case, we are always happy to welcome those who wish to volunteer in Belfast with us. Welcome to the team, Birgit! Teacher for disabled children, Birgit decided […]

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