SIDO – TFSR COOPERATION BRINGS POSITIVE RESULTS
Tool For Self reliance (TFSR) is a project being implemented by SIDO in collaboration with TFSR - London whereby tools are refurbished and distributed to SMEs. This cooperation has lasted for 30 year now. The beneficiaries of the project are artisans. Groups involved in this project comprise of Carpenters, Tailors, Shoe makers, Hand craft, Leather products makers etc. During project monitoring and evaluation, the TFSR mission visited Morogoro, Coast and Dar es Salaam regions.
The project is divided into two main parts which is Training in Technical and Business Management as well as life skills training. Second part is providing tools in which every group is supplied with tools according to their needs.
While speaking to the team of evaluation, beneficiaries in groups admitted that the project has made wonders to them in terms of life improvement. One of the beneficiary commented that, “the project impacted our lives in terms of income, ability to deliver, improved design, increase of customer trust, proper record keeping and calculating of cost and.
Oliver Munishi, one of the beneficiary and a chairperson of OLADA TAILORING MART located in Mbezi Beach Dar es salaam, gave her testimony on how the project was usefulness to her life. She said that, “Before the training I was managing my business recklessly but after the training, I started using entrepreneurial competencies through proper record keeping, proper marketing and more focus on customer care. I also learned modern designing which is important to the business. The project enabled me to earn enough income and improve my life standard. Iam really thankful to SIDO and TFSR for enacting such a wonderful project. Long live SIDO”