Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti

by A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)
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Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trade Tools for Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Trick-or-Treat for Tools
Trick-or-Treat for Tools

The refurbished tool donations sent to DR have already been put to great use. Students in the three-year vocational training program are issued their own Tools For Empowerment kit to use during their course of study. Book learning is helpful, but expertise in carpentry, cabinet making, electrical, masonry, building, plumbing and metal fabrication is only achieved with "hands-on-tools-time"; thru real-world experience.  Upon successful graduation - students will be awarded these tools. We look forward to sharing pictures of these students ASAP. 

Some of the large equipment donations are used to build the capacity of the training center where the students learn their trade. The air compressors, pictured here, received honorable mention and were greatly appreciated; Thanks to the hard work of volunteers, the cleaned & repaired compressors looked and worked like new. Many of these tools were donated during the annual Trick-or-Treat for Tool drive. When churches, schools and community groups collect Tools For Empowerment.

Tools For Empowerment head to DR
Tools For Empowerment head to DR
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Our volunteers make it happen
Our volunteers make it happen

We can't thank our team of awesome volunteers enough. On April 21st another 20 ft. container filled with donated tools that have been refurbished and cleaned by voluteers will set sail.

Tools For Empowerment volunteers made sturdy tool boxes for shipping, that will be useful for years to come. Made possible through a generous plywood donation from the amazing folks at Life-cycle Building Center in Atlanta, and a fantastic cedar donation from Steve Mendola. 

Our good works, determination and love continue to help those most in need around the world in their efforts to help themselves. We cherish your support!

Thanks to Life-Cycle Building Center
Thanks to Life-Cycle Building Center
Steve Mendola's generous service to humanity
Steve Mendola's generous service to humanity
This box is filled with tools and love!
This box is filled with tools and love!
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It is always exciting when a new container ships out to empower vocational graduates with the tools for success. Due to the Hurricane damage in Haiti, the Salesian Missions requested that we do not ship to them. With all the Hurricane relief going into Haiti, it would be too time consuming and costly to ship to them right now. So they decided to ship this one to their vocational school in The Dominican Republic instead. The DR school administration was real happy with the tools and equipment they received.

 

The future of the Tools For Empowerment project includes shipping to Latin America and The Caribbean. We are planning the expansion of this project from local to Regional in its scope. This will enable us to ship more containers to more places.

 

Please support our work to empower youth and provide them with the tools for success!

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Volunteers
Volunteers

Thank you for your previous support. Now here is a great chance for you to help with the Hurricane Matthew recovery in Haiti. Do something tangible! They need tools for carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing metalwork, and auto mechanics. And don’t worry; we know where the tools go! ‘Tools For Empowerment’ (TFE) volunteers refurbish and pack the donated tools from our community and send them directly to Salesian Missions Vocational Schools in Haiti.

With all the concerns about corruption within Haiti as well as with some of the big NGOs, people are asking, “I want to help but where does my donation really go”? We know our program works and gets the badly needed tools to exactly the right people. So your donation goes a long way to help TFE continue to change lives in a practical way! And the best thing is these trade tools will give Haitians the ability to rebuild the hurricane damage themselves. Isn’t that what sustainable development is about?

Please donate generously and feel good that your donation is truly changing lives. Thank you.

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TFE Volunteers
TFE Volunteers

Young vocational graduates will soon have a set of tools to empower them to earn a living. Their families will have the income to eat better and improve their lifestyle.

Graduating students are excited because they know Tools For Empowerment will soon ship a container of tools to Haiti, for them. We have had volunteers cleaning and packing tools regularly. We have already loaded and wrapped 4 pallets so things are progressing nicely.  

When sending handsaws, we clean and sharpen them so they work like new. Tools For Empowerment was able to purchase the only old saw-sharpening machine available. It’s actually a set of three machines – one that cuts new teeth, one that sets the teeth properly and one that sharpens the saw. It does a much nicer job than hand sharpening and the new saw owners are very happy with them.

Sending trade tools may not be a very “sexy” project but it’s a very practical approach to improving the lives of families in developing countries. Please be generous in your donation and help change lives with the tools for success.

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A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)

Location: Newnan, GA - USA
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Project Leader:
Elizabeth Arsenault
Peachtree City, GA United States

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