Gifts for the Journey

An amazing way to help one person and their family break free of poverty, by purchasing a gift for their journey out of poverty that we will send on your behalf.  

You are buying a tool kit or machine that we will send to someone in Africa on your behalf.  We are sorry but you cannot choose the person who will receive the gift or the country your gift will go to.  We are not able to send the gift to you.

Just imagine what you can do...

Imagine your sitting in a rural skills centre in Zambia as one of the trainees tells you her story and her dream of a gift for her journey to livelihood creation.

Imagine this is Felicia...

“I have survived by growing vegetables and groundnuts and selling them in the market.  But it is not enough to support my family.  I look after 9 of my own children and 8 of my grandchildren because their mother has died.  My husband died in 1992.  We often go without food.  We survive just by the grace of God.” 

Imagine she looks you in the eye and tearfully asks in desperation:

“Will you help me?”

What will your answer be?
Will you consider the implications of what she is asking of you:

  • To feed all her children

  • To pay for their schooling

  • To clothe and provide for them 

  • To guarantee a roof over their heads

  • And for how long - how many years?

It would be easier to answer Felicia if you knew what she was actually asking of you.  She is asking you to provide her with a sewing machine costing just £25.  And with that sewing machine she knows she will earn enough for all her children and grand-children’s needs.

So… will you help Felicia?

Felicia’s gift for her journey is a sewing machine.  But across Africa people of all ages are desperately trying to start their journey to livelihood creation by asking for all sorts of tool kits from Tools with a Mission.  


Will you provide them with their Gift for the Journey?

How to change a life with a TWAM alternative gift

1. Choose your gift 

On the next page you will find a huge variety of tool kits.  Their cost varies depending on their size, the cost of purchasing any new tools to complete the kits and the complexity of refurbishing and assembling the kits.


2. Choose your card from our all year range or our Christmas Card

Please write your choice of card in the notes section of the shopping cart.  If you are buying for than one gift please indicate which card goes with which gift.  If you do not want a card please add  ‘no card' to the notes box. 

Design One

Design Two

Design Three

Christmas card

3. We'll post you a card personalised with your gift

When we receive your order we will send you a card describing the gift you have bought.  You can then give this to the person you are buying the gift for.  If you do not want a card you can opt for no card.

Read or download our latest Gifts for the Journey catalogue                                                                                     
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