About Us

Tools For Solidarity is a non for profit organisation in Belfast. Our work is fully run by international, local and supported volunteers. And the main focus of our charity is to support artisans in the poorest parts of the world and mostly in the countries of Africa.
We collect, refurbish and ship out old and unwanted hand tools and sewing machines to skilled tradespeople in Africa. This act of solidarity enables them to become more self-reliant and have some hope for the future.
We believe solidarity is not a one-way process. It is sharing the problems which face us all and realising 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!
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What People Say About Us

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

Tailor

I definitely recommend volunteering with Tools. The project helps you to open your eyes on life of people abroad. As well as can change your life. As it happened to me.
– Lorette, Volunteer

Volunteer

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

Coordinator

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Wildlife in Africa. Animals that you see only on TV!

As we mentioned in a previous post, our team is back from a field trip! Now, let’s learn if Manon found something surprising or shocking there. The most surprising thing that I found on the field trip is the way […]

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Our Educational Programme is Heading to a Summer Break!

The school year is almost over which means our Education For Sustainable Development programme is heading to a summer break! And for our charity, it’s another chance to look back and analyse our results. With our programme we help participants […]

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Field Trip to Africa 2021. What Was It Hard and What is Not?

Tools For Solidarity go to a Field Trip to Africa at least once in a few years. Most of the times our workers have a huge list of tasks to accomplish. But year after year they successfully do so. This […]

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