TANGA ARTISAN GROUPS GET SUPPORT FROM TFSR
Tanga Region is one of the regions which support artisan groups through The Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR). TFSR is a small UK based charity working with SIDO to help relieve poverty in Africa by supporting artisan sector in rural communities through working tools and training. Recently, former TFSR Trustees’ board Chair Person M/s Robina Richter and her husband Mr. Terry Richter visited Tanga Region from 18th – 22nd August 2014 to see the achievements of TFSR programme in the region and challenges facing artisan groups in using TFSR kits.
During their visit, they managed to visit 32 artisan groups that have benefited from TFSR CYMRU in Tanga City, Pangani, Korogwe, Muheza and Mkinga Districts. During the wrap up meeting M/s Robina Richter congratulated SIDO Tanga for efforts made on promoting artisan groups. She promised to collaborate more with TFSR CYMRU through Mr. Tony Care and provide more support on tailoring machine repair training and working tools.
Mrs Robina Richter was a Director of TFSR trustee from 1987 to 1994 and Chairperson from 2000 to 2004. Currently, more than 150 groups with 750 members in Tanga region have received support on working tools and training from TFSR CYMRU