This was our year 2018

A review of how many tools we sent and where we sent them.

We believe in being open, transparent and honest with our supporters, so at the end of the year we let them know what we have been up to.  I hope when you see the figures below, you will agree, we have been rather busy!  With just four paid staff, one of which is part time, we rely on a team of over 400 volunteers across the country.  The figures below are a testament to their dedication, enthusiasm and sheer hard work,  They in turn are supported by teams of volunteers in working in all the countries we support.  They help groups apply, advise on setting up sustainable and realistic projects and receive our containers and distribute our tools.

 

Together with the committed giving and prayers of our supporters in the UK, we are Tools with a Mission and this was our year.

Tool Kits sent and where we sent them

Last year we sent fifteen 20 foot containers and one 40ft container, containing around 24 tonnes of donated tools.  All the tools were inspected, refurbished and sorted into trade kits.  The vast majority were collected by our team of over 200 volunteer collectors and delivered to our Refurbishment Centres by our volunteer van drivers.

We sent:

One 40 ft container to DR Congo

One 20 ft container to Tanzania

Five 20 ft containers to Uganda

Nine 20 ft containers to Zambia

In 2019 we hope to add Zimbabwe and Namibia to our list of countries supported.

DR Congo

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Tool Kit/Item

Treadle Sewing Machine

Manual Sewing Machine

Electric Sewing Machine

Industrial Sewing Machine

Specialist Sewing Machine

Haberdashery 

Knitting Machine

Ribber for Knit m/c

Machine Knitting Instruction Books

Bag of Knitting Machine Wool

Hand Knitting Pack

Lace Carrier

Carpentry Kits  Trade

Carpentry Kit Workshop

Carpentry Plus Kit

Saws Pack

Box of wood planes

Box of chisels

Box of spokeshaves

Box of Hammers

Wood Lathe

Band Saw

Table Saw

Scroll Saw

Bench Saw

Mitre Saw

Chainsaw

Chop Saw

Circular Saw

Desktop Computer

Laptop Computer

Scanner/Printer

Large Computer network kit

Small Computer network kit

Vices - Wood

Vices - Metal

Builders Kit (Box of 2)

Groundworkers Kit

Agricultural Hand Tools Kit

Rotovator

Petrol Lawnmower

Bicycle + Repair Kit 

Motor Mechanics Kit

Garage Kit 

Plumbers Kit

Electricians Kit

Electrical Spares

Electric Drills & Power tools

Pillar Drill

Angle Grinder

Scholar Packs

Box of books

Generator

Compressor

Welding Machine

Welding accessories

Metal Lathe

Bench Grinder

Work Bench

Planer/Thicknesser

Router 

Chop Saw

Pipe Bender

Block & Tackle

Pressure Washer

Planer/thicknesser

Shoe Repair Kit/Leather worker kit

20

395

783

12

34

162

104

23

100

155

45

0

234

1462

1

207

4

6

1

5

21

18

23

1

1

7

13

10

0

479

193

29

10

2

6

6

86

262

472

9

10

35

306

382

97

97

0

91

14

57

51

651

12

3

31

23

4

8

2

0

6

0

0

2

1

1

4

25

293

482

16

59

108

61

33

52

85

84

2

246

536

1

122

15

0

0

0

25

9

11

0

0

0

5

5

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

2

66

222

318

4

15

9

206

251

51

71

1

65

18

18

49

406

7

11

7

7

0

9

5

3

1

3

2

0

5

1

0

4

34

58

3

8

11

14

3

11

14

6

3

20

238

1

30

0

0

0

0

12

3

3

0

0

0

3

0

0

23

23

3

0

0

2

0

5

56

112

2

0

1

28

77

11

9

0

11

0

3

2

39

0

0

5

5

0

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

93

214

6

59

70

11

2

9

28

13

2

87

353

12

45

2

0

0

3

14

8

8

0

0

0

4

0

5

104

50

2

1

7

10

10

20

35

0

2

2

14

34

58

8

10

1

28

5

5

57

10

6

1

2

3

4

1

2

4

2

2

39

1

0

0

4

Total

67

815

1537

37

160

351

190

61

172

282

148

7

587

2589

15

404

21

6

1

8

72

38

45

1

1

7

25

15

5

606

266

38

11

9

18

18

177

575

902

17

27

59

574

768

167

187

2

195

37

83

159

1106

25

15

45

38

8

22

10

8

9

5

41

3

6

2

8

The main kits we sent in a nice chart

How many groups and communities received our tools

We sent tools to the following number of applicants:

14 DR Congo

38 Tanzania

90 Uganda

252 Zambia

The number of applicants varies per container based on the volume of tools groups apply for.  So, while the DR Congo container was the largest we have ever sent, the number of applicants was quite low, as each of them ordered a large quantity of tools.

We hope you are as excited by this as we are, as each tool kit represents lives transformed as livelihoods are created.  If,you would like to join us as a volunteer and support this amazing work we would love to hear from you.  We'd also love to hear from you if you have tools to donate or would like to financially support us.

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Tools with a Mission

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