Introducing Tools with a Mission's Sheds

Daniel and His Shed Workshop

Sheds are great!  We support some amazing sheds, can we introduce you to one?  It belongs to Daniel.  For someone like Daniel the shed is his workshop and family livelihood but it wasn’t always like this for him.  He was making mud bricks in back-breaking conditions and barely fending for himself. After Daniel finished his training, he received a carpentry kit of over 50 quality tools from us to start his business.  He now looks after his entire family, providing the basics like food and education for children, impacting the next generation.  Even more amazing, his business grew and he now employs 4 people who can now look after their families’ too.  All this thanks to a single carpentry tool kit, just 1 of over 10500 kits and large tools we send every year, supporting livelihood creation. 

How does it work?
  1. Donate tools.  The UK public and companies donate unwanted tools, computers and sewing machines.  This helps the donors, especially those recently bereaved trying to avoid sending a loved one’s tools to landfill.  It helps the environment of Suffolk by recycling rather than sending tonnes of tools to landfill and of course it helps people across Africa break free of poverty.  

  2. Refurbish and send.  450 UK volunteers share our passion collecting tools from the public, refurbishing them into trade kits and sending them out to Africa.  

  3. Create new livelihoods, lifting people out of poverty.  Locally driven partner charities in Africa receive the trade kits and train people so they can create new businesses, build schools and improve communities.  We work predominately with small community level organisations who fall below the radar of many charities.

How can I help?
If you’ve got a shed, how about helping someone else get one too?  We are looking for tool donations and sheds who might want to locally collect tools.  Give us a call on 01473 210220 or email  We'd love to hear from you.  Want to find out more about the impacts to people in Africa and the UK?  Sign up below:
Tools with a Mission

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